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{"id":3087243935808,"title":"Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company","handle":"choctaw-oklahoma-and-gulf-railroad-company-1","description":"\u003cdiv\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10\" (w) by 14 3\/4\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features a pair of great vignettes. At the top, two Native Americans look down at a progressing river valley complete with a bridge, train and covered wagon. At the bottom the bust of another Native American is presented.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr full=\"\" pages=\"\" of=\"\" coupons=\"\" remain=\"\" attached=\"\" at=\"\" top=\"\" margin=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/choctaw-oklahoma-and-gulf-railroad\"\u003eChoctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e (COG), known informally as the \"Choctaw Route,\" operated in the states of the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/arkansas\"\u003eArkansas\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, and \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/oklahoma\"\u003eOklahoma\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e. The company, originally known as the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company, completed its main line between West Memphis, Arkansas and western Oklahoma by 1900. In 1901 the COG chartered a subsidiary company, the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad, to continue construction west into the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/texas\"\u003eTexas\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e panhandle, and by 1902 the railroad had extended as far west as Amarillo.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CHOCOKGULFRR.png?v=1597748208\" style=\"margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe COG came under the control of the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-rock-island-and-pacific-railroad\"\u003eChicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e (the \"Rock Island\") in 1902, and was formally merged into the Rock Island on January 1, 1948. The \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/memphis-tennessee\"\u003eMemphis\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e-Amarillo route remained an important main line for the Rock Island, hosting local and transcontinental freight traffic as well as passenger trains such as the Choctaw Rocket from 1940-1964.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe first line was built from Oklahoma City to McAlester, Oklahoma, (120 miles) via Dickson, Choctaw, Harrah, McLoud, Sunnyside, Dale, Shawnee, Earlsboro, Tracy, Seminole, Lima, Wewoka, Holdenville, Bilby, Agua, Calvin, Hill Top, Stuart, Whites, Barnett (Haywood), and Dods by October 1, 1895.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAdditional key dates in the company’s history include:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt from El Reno to Weatherford, Oklahoma, (50 miles) via Fort Reno, Calumet, Geary, Bridgeport, McCool, and Hydro (1898).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/choctaw-and-memphis-railroad\"\u003eChoctaw and Memphis Railroad Company\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e for $1,621,500 (June 30, 1900).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLeased trackage rights between Benton and Biddle (Hot Springs Junction), Arkansas, from \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/little-rock-arkansas\"\u003eLittle Rock\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e and Hot Springs Western Railroad Company (1900).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased the Tecumseh Railway Company for $12,000 (October 12, 1900).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt from Shawnee to Tecumseh, Oklahoma, (8 miles) via Spudland.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt from Weatherford to Elk City, Oklahoma, (46 miles) via Indianapolis, Clinton, Parkersburg, Foss, and Canute (1901).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased White River, Lonoke and Western Railroad Company (September 14, 1901).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased Western Oklahoma Railroad Company (May 1, 1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased Choctaw Northern Railroad Company for $1,027,500 (May 3, 1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThrough stock purchase, fell under the control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (May 6, 1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased Hot Springs Railroad Company (May 10,1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRelocated a 17-mile line between Haileyville and Wilburton, Oklahoma (1904).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLeased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company for 999 years (March 24, 1904).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThrough 100% stock purchase controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (1912).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Abandoned 6-mile line between Lehigh and North Coalgate, Oklahoma (1923).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAbandoned 23-mile line between Watonga and Homestead (November 11, 1926).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRelocated 5-mile line in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1930).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAbandoned 33-mile line between Anthony, Kansas and Ingersoll, Oklahoma (1937).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAbandoned 84-mile line between Frisco Junction and Pittsburgh, Oklahoma (1940).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eConsolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (January 1, 1948).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-11-27T15:57:05-05:00","created_at":"2019-02-27T13:24:36-05:00","vendor":"Ghosts of Wall Street","type":"Bond Certificates","tags":["*C*","1900s","Arkansas","Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad","Choctaw Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad","Date_1900s","Oklahoma","Price_$20 - 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This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10\" (w) by 14 3\/4\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features a pair of great vignettes. At the top, two Native Americans look down at a progressing river valley complete with a bridge, train and covered wagon. At the bottom the bust of another Native American is presented.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr full=\"\" pages=\"\" of=\"\" coupons=\"\" remain=\"\" attached=\"\" at=\"\" top=\"\" margin=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/choctaw-oklahoma-and-gulf-railroad\"\u003eChoctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e (COG), known informally as the \"Choctaw Route,\" operated in the states of the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/arkansas\"\u003eArkansas\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, and \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/oklahoma\"\u003eOklahoma\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e. The company, originally known as the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company, completed its main line between West Memphis, Arkansas and western Oklahoma by 1900. In 1901 the COG chartered a subsidiary company, the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad, to continue construction west into the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/texas\"\u003eTexas\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e panhandle, and by 1902 the railroad had extended as far west as Amarillo.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/CHOCOKGULFRR.png?v=1597748208\" style=\"margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe COG came under the control of the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-rock-island-and-pacific-railroad\"\u003eChicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e (the \"Rock Island\") in 1902, and was formally merged into the Rock Island on January 1, 1948. The \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/memphis-tennessee\"\u003eMemphis\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e-Amarillo route remained an important main line for the Rock Island, hosting local and transcontinental freight traffic as well as passenger trains such as the Choctaw Rocket from 1940-1964.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe first line was built from Oklahoma City to McAlester, Oklahoma, (120 miles) via Dickson, Choctaw, Harrah, McLoud, Sunnyside, Dale, Shawnee, Earlsboro, Tracy, Seminole, Lima, Wewoka, Holdenville, Bilby, Agua, Calvin, Hill Top, Stuart, Whites, Barnett (Haywood), and Dods by October 1, 1895.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAdditional key dates in the company’s history include:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt from El Reno to Weatherford, Oklahoma, (50 miles) via Fort Reno, Calumet, Geary, Bridgeport, McCool, and Hydro (1898).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/choctaw-and-memphis-railroad\"\u003eChoctaw and Memphis Railroad Company\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e for $1,621,500 (June 30, 1900).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLeased trackage rights between Benton and Biddle (Hot Springs Junction), Arkansas, from \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/little-rock-arkansas\"\u003eLittle Rock\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e and Hot Springs Western Railroad Company (1900).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased the Tecumseh Railway Company for $12,000 (October 12, 1900).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt from Shawnee to Tecumseh, Oklahoma, (8 miles) via Spudland.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuilt from Weatherford to Elk City, Oklahoma, (46 miles) via Indianapolis, Clinton, Parkersburg, Foss, and Canute (1901).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased White River, Lonoke and Western Railroad Company (September 14, 1901).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased Western Oklahoma Railroad Company (May 1, 1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased Choctaw Northern Railroad Company for $1,027,500 (May 3, 1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThrough stock purchase, fell under the control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (May 6, 1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePurchased Hot Springs Railroad Company (May 10,1902).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRelocated a 17-mile line between Haileyville and Wilburton, Oklahoma (1904).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLeased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company for 999 years (March 24, 1904).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThrough 100% stock purchase controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (1912).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e Abandoned 6-mile line between Lehigh and North Coalgate, Oklahoma (1923).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAbandoned 23-mile line between Watonga and Homestead (November 11, 1926).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eRelocated 5-mile line in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1930).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAbandoned 33-mile line between Anthony, Kansas and Ingersoll, Oklahoma (1937).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAbandoned 84-mile line between Frisco Junction and Pittsburgh, Oklahoma (1940).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eConsolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (January 1, 1948).\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company

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Stock Number: 342
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Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10" (w) by 14 3/4" (h).

This certificate features a pair of great vignettes. At the top, two Native Americans look down at a progressing river valley complete with a bridge, train and covered wagon. At the bottom the bust of another Native American is presented.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad (COG), known informally as the "Choctaw Route," operated in the states of the Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The company, originally known as the Choctaw Coal and Railway Company, completed its main line between West Memphis, Arkansas and western Oklahoma by 1900. In 1901 the COG chartered a subsidiary company, the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Texas Railroad, to continue construction west into the Texas panhandle, and by 1902 the railroad had extended as far west as Amarillo.



    The COG came under the control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (the "Rock Island") in 1902, and was formally merged into the Rock Island on January 1, 1948. The Memphis-Amarillo route remained an important main line for the Rock Island, hosting local and transcontinental freight traffic as well as passenger trains such as the Choctaw Rocket from 1940-1964.

    The first line was built from Oklahoma City to McAlester, Oklahoma, (120 miles) via Dickson, Choctaw, Harrah, McLoud, Sunnyside, Dale, Shawnee, Earlsboro, Tracy, Seminole, Lima, Wewoka, Holdenville, Bilby, Agua, Calvin, Hill Top, Stuart, Whites, Barnett (Haywood), and Dods by October 1, 1895.

    Additional key dates in the company’s history include:

    Built from El Reno to Weatherford, Oklahoma, (50 miles) via Fort Reno, Calumet, Geary, Bridgeport, McCool, and Hydro (1898).

    Purchased Choctaw and Memphis Railroad Company for $1,621,500 (June 30, 1900).

    Leased trackage rights between Benton and Biddle (Hot Springs Junction), Arkansas, from Little Rock and Hot Springs Western Railroad Company (1900).

    Purchased the Tecumseh Railway Company for $12,000 (October 12, 1900).

    Built from Shawnee to Tecumseh, Oklahoma, (8 miles) via Spudland.

    Built from Weatherford to Elk City, Oklahoma, (46 miles) via Indianapolis, Clinton, Parkersburg, Foss, and Canute (1901).

    Purchased White River, Lonoke and Western Railroad Company (September 14, 1901).

    Purchased Western Oklahoma Railroad Company (May 1, 1902).

    Purchased Choctaw Northern Railroad Company for $1,027,500 (May 3, 1902).

    Through stock purchase, fell under the control of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (May 6, 1902).

    Purchased Hot Springs Railroad Company (May 10,1902).

    Relocated a 17-mile line between Haileyville and Wilburton, Oklahoma (1904).

    Leased to Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company for 999 years (March 24, 1904).

    Through 100% stock purchase controlled by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company (1912).

    Abandoned 6-mile line between Lehigh and North Coalgate, Oklahoma (1923).

    Abandoned 23-mile line between Watonga and Homestead (November 11, 1926).

    Relocated 5-mile line in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1930).

    Abandoned 33-mile line between Anthony, Kansas and Ingersoll, Oklahoma (1937).

    Abandoned 84-mile line between Frisco Junction and Pittsburgh, Oklahoma (1940).

    Consolidated into Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company (January 1, 1948).

     

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