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Bear Creek and Western Railway Company


SKU: 9998bcwr
Product Details


Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Bear Creek and Western Railway Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by Pioneer Press of St. Paul, Minnesota and measures approximately 10" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).


This certificate's vignette features an eagle on a shield.


You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    In 1909, a Helena, Montana trio initiated the Bear Creek & Western Railway, with its Montana Articles of Incorporation papers reading in part: ‘Its general route will be from the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railway Company’s road at Bridger, Carbon County; thence in a westerly and southerly direction through the town of Bear Creek and/or along the most practicable course to Cook City, Park County; with branches along practicable courses, and to all suitable termini in Park or Carbon Counties’.


    Within two months, the Northern Pacific acquired this proposed route and began issuing BC&W stock out of their St Paul, Minnesota office.


    The Bear Creek & Western, however, was to remain only a paper dream and twenty years later its charter expired.