Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Chicago, Kansas & Nebraska Railway Company dating back to the 1880's. This document was printed by Geo. W. Crane & Co., Printers and Binders, of Topeka, and measures approximately 12 3/4" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).
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The Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway (originally Railroad) was formed in 1885 with Marcus Low, a former attorney for the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, as its President. The CRI&P advanced the CK&N about twenty-five million dollars to begin construction in exchange for nearly all of the CK&N's stock. Essentially, this made the CRI&P the owner of the CK&N from the very beginning.
The CK&N had put down about 1,388 miles of track by 1888, mostly in Kansas and Missouri, but in 1889 it failed to make its interest payment to the CRI&P. The CRI&P started foreclosure proceedings on the CK&N, eventually fully taking over by June 17, 1891.
All of our pieces are original - we do not sell reproductions. If you ever find out that one of our pieces is not authentic, you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price and any associated shipping charges.