{"id":1820762767424,"title":"Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad Company (Signed by Adams Earl)","handle":"cincinnati-lafayette-and-chicago-railroad-company-signed-by-adams-earl","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad Company dating back to the 1870's. This document, which has been signed by Adams Earl as the company President as well as by the company Treasurer, was printed by Henry Seibert \u0026amp; Bros., and measures approximately 16 1\/2\" (w) by 16 1\/4\" (h), including the coupons at the bottom of the piece.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features two stunning vignettes, both of which feature trains at busy depots. There is also an imprinted revenue stamp.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlease note that there are fold splits especially between the bottom of the bond and the first row of coupons.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1869 an enterprise was commenced by La Fayette citizens to secure an east and west railroad, running from Muncie, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/indiana\"\u003eIndiana\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, through LaFayette, to Bloomington, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois\"\u003eIllinois\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e. From its first inception \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/adams-earl\"\u003eMr. Adams Earl\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e took an active interest in the project. At the first meeting he was elected a Director of the company, and was later elected President. He served in this capacity three years, during which time the western division of the road was completed and put into operation. In 1870 the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/cincinnati-lafayette-and-chicago-railroad\"\u003eCincinnati, La Fayette \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad Company\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e was organized to construct and operate a railroad from La Fayette to Kankakee, Illinois, there to connect with the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois-central-railroad\"\u003eIllinois Central\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e for \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-illinois\"\u003eChicago\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e. This road was owned by Mr. Earl, Moses Fowler and Gustavus Ricker, with Mr. Earl being President, General Manager and builder. This section of railroad later became part of the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/cincinnati-indianapolis-st-louis-and-chicago-railway\"\u003eCincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, and was known as the Kankakee line, the shortest line to Chicago.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn 1877, by purchasing Mr. Fowler's bonds and stock, Mr. Earl secured a controlling interest in the property, and to its management gave his careful and constant attention. In November, 1879, Mr. Earl disposed of his controlling interest in this property to a party of \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/boston-massachusetts\"\u003eBoston\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e capitalists, and retired from his management.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe road itself crossed the Kankakee River at Waldron, Illinois, where in 1874, Mr. Earl, in company with others, constructed large buildings for the storage of 35,000 tons of ice. This was a joint stock company, called the Kankakee Crystal Ice Company, of which Mr. Earl was President. This became his primary focus after he left the railroad in 1879.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAdams Earl\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/4524sign_480x480.png?v=1605810634\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdams Earl's Signature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1869 an enterprise was commenced by La Fayette citizens to secure an east and west railroad, running from Muncie, Indiana, through LaFayette, to Bloomington, Illinois. From its first inception Mr. Adams Earl took an active interest in the project. At the first meeting he was elected a Director of the company, and was later elected President. He served in this capacity three years, during which time the western division of the road was completed and put into operation. In 1870 the Cincinnati, La Fayette \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad Company was organized to construct and operate a railroad from La Fayette to Kankakee, Illinois, there to connect with the Illinois Central for Chicago. This road was owned by Mr. Earl, Moses Fowler and Gustavus Ricker, with Mr. Earl being President, General Manager and builder. This section of railroad later became part of the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad, and was known as the Kankakee line, the shortest line to Chicago.\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\/ADAMSEARL.png?v=1598702074\" alt=\"\" style=\"margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\" width=\"210\" height=\"267\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\nIn 1877, by purchasing Mr. Fowler's bonds and stock, Mr. Earl secured a controlling interest in the property, and to its management gave his careful and constant attention. In November, 1879, Mr. Earl disposed of his controlling interest in this property to a party of Boston capitalists, and retired from his management.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe road itself crossed the Kankakee River at Waldron, Illinois, where in 1874, Mr. Earl, in company with others, constructed large buildings for the storage of 35,000 tons of ice. This was a joint stock company, called the Kankakee Crystal Ice Company, of which Mr. Earl was President. 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This document, which has been signed by Adams Earl as the company President as well as by the company Treasurer, was printed by Henry Seibert \u0026amp; Bros., and measures approximately 16 1\/2\" (w) by 16 1\/4\" (h), including the coupons at the bottom of the piece.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate features two stunning vignettes, both of which feature trains at busy depots. There is also an imprinted revenue stamp.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlease note that there are fold splits especially between the bottom of the bond and the first row of coupons.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1869 an enterprise was commenced by La Fayette citizens to secure an east and west railroad, running from Muncie, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/indiana\"\u003eIndiana\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, through LaFayette, to Bloomington, \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois\"\u003eIllinois\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e. From its first inception \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/adams-earl\"\u003eMr. Adams Earl\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e took an active interest in the project. At the first meeting he was elected a Director of the company, and was later elected President. He served in this capacity three years, during which time the western division of the road was completed and put into operation. In 1870 the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/cincinnati-lafayette-and-chicago-railroad\"\u003eCincinnati, La Fayette \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad Company\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e was organized to construct and operate a railroad from La Fayette to Kankakee, Illinois, there to connect with the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/illinois-central-railroad\"\u003eIllinois Central\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e for \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/chicago-illinois\"\u003eChicago\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e. This road was owned by Mr. Earl, Moses Fowler and Gustavus Ricker, with Mr. Earl being President, General Manager and builder. This section of railroad later became part of the \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/cincinnati-indianapolis-st-louis-and-chicago-railway\"\u003eCincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e, and was known as the Kankakee line, the shortest line to Chicago.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn 1877, by purchasing Mr. Fowler's bonds and stock, Mr. Earl secured a controlling interest in the property, and to its management gave his careful and constant attention. In November, 1879, Mr. Earl disposed of his controlling interest in this property to a party of \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/boston-massachusetts\"\u003eBoston\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e capitalists, and retired from his management.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe road itself crossed the Kankakee River at Waldron, Illinois, where in 1874, Mr. Earl, in company with others, constructed large buildings for the storage of 35,000 tons of ice. This was a joint stock company, called the Kankakee Crystal Ice Company, of which Mr. Earl was President. This became his primary focus after he left the railroad in 1879.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAdams Earl\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/4524sign_480x480.png?v=1605810634\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAdams Earl's Signature\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn 1869 an enterprise was commenced by La Fayette citizens to secure an east and west railroad, running from Muncie, Indiana, through LaFayette, to Bloomington, Illinois. From its first inception Mr. Adams Earl took an active interest in the project. At the first meeting he was elected a Director of the company, and was later elected President. He served in this capacity three years, during which time the western division of the road was completed and put into operation. In 1870 the Cincinnati, La Fayette \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad Company was organized to construct and operate a railroad from La Fayette to Kankakee, Illinois, there to connect with the Illinois Central for Chicago. This road was owned by Mr. Earl, Moses Fowler and Gustavus Ricker, with Mr. Earl being President, General Manager and builder. This section of railroad later became part of the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis \u0026amp; Chicago Railroad, and was known as the Kankakee line, the shortest line to Chicago.\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\/ADAMSEARL.png?v=1598702074\" alt=\"\" style=\"margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 25px; margin-bottom: 20px; float: left;\" width=\"210\" height=\"267\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\nIn 1877, by purchasing Mr. Fowler's bonds and stock, Mr. Earl secured a controlling interest in the property, and to its management gave his careful and constant attention. In November, 1879, Mr. Earl disposed of his controlling interest in this property to a party of Boston capitalists, and retired from his management.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe road itself crossed the Kankakee River at Waldron, Illinois, where in 1874, Mr. Earl, in company with others, constructed large buildings for the storage of 35,000 tons of ice. This was a joint stock company, called the Kankakee Crystal Ice Company, of which Mr. Earl was President. This became his primary focus after he left the railroad in 1879."}

Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad Company (Signed by Adams Earl)

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Beautifully engraved antique bond certificate from the Cincinnati, Lafayette and Chicago Railroad Company dating back to the 1870's. This document, which has been signed by Adams Earl as the company President as well as by the company Treasurer, was printed by Henry Seibert & Bros., and measures approximately 16 1/2" (w) by 16 1/4" (h), including the coupons at the bottom of the piece.

This certificate features two stunning vignettes, both of which feature trains at busy depots. There is also an imprinted revenue stamp.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Please note that there are fold splits especially between the bottom of the bond and the first row of coupons.

    Historical Context

    In 1869 an enterprise was commenced by La Fayette citizens to secure an east and west railroad, running from Muncie, Indiana, through LaFayette, to Bloomington, Illinois. From its first inception Mr. Adams Earl took an active interest in the project. At the first meeting he was elected a Director of the company, and was later elected President. He served in this capacity three years, during which time the western division of the road was completed and put into operation. In 1870 the Cincinnati, La Fayette & Chicago Railroad Company was organized to construct and operate a railroad from La Fayette to Kankakee, Illinois, there to connect with the Illinois Central for Chicago. This road was owned by Mr. Earl, Moses Fowler and Gustavus Ricker, with Mr. Earl being President, General Manager and builder. This section of railroad later became part of the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railroad, and was known as the Kankakee line, the shortest line to Chicago.

    In 1877, by purchasing Mr. Fowler's bonds and stock, Mr. Earl secured a controlling interest in the property, and to its management gave his careful and constant attention. In November, 1879, Mr. Earl disposed of his controlling interest in this property to a party of Boston capitalists, and retired from his management.

    The road itself crossed the Kankakee River at Waldron, Illinois, where in 1874, Mr. Earl, in company with others, constructed large buildings for the storage of 35,000 tons of ice. This was a joint stock company, called the Kankakee Crystal Ice Company, of which Mr. Earl was President. This became his primary focus after he left the railroad in 1879.

    Adams Earl

    Adams Earl's Signature

     

    In 1869 an enterprise was commenced by La Fayette citizens to secure an east and west railroad, running from Muncie, Indiana, through LaFayette, to Bloomington, Illinois. From its first inception Mr. Adams Earl took an active interest in the project. At the first meeting he was elected a Director of the company, and was later elected President. He served in this capacity three years, during which time the western division of the road was completed and put into operation. In 1870 the Cincinnati, La Fayette & Chicago Railroad Company was organized to construct and operate a railroad from La Fayette to Kankakee, Illinois, there to connect with the Illinois Central for Chicago. This road was owned by Mr. Earl, Moses Fowler and Gustavus Ricker, with Mr. Earl being President, General Manager and builder. This section of railroad later became part of the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis & Chicago Railroad, and was known as the Kankakee line, the shortest line to Chicago.

    In 1877, by purchasing Mr. Fowler's bonds and stock, Mr. Earl secured a controlling interest in the property, and to its management gave his careful and constant attention. In November, 1879, Mr. Earl disposed of his controlling interest in this property to a party of Boston capitalists, and retired from his management.

    The road itself crossed the Kankakee River at Waldron, Illinois, where in 1874, Mr. Earl, in company with others, constructed large buildings for the storage of 35,000 tons of ice. This was a joint stock company, called the Kankakee Crystal Ice Company, of which Mr. Earl was President. This became his primary focus after he left the railroad in 1879.

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