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Coeur d'Alene Railway & Navigation Company

$39.00

SKU: 3297
Product Details

 

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Coeur d'Alene Railway & Navigation Company dating back to the 1880's. This document was printed by the Franklin Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 6 3/4" (h).

 

This piece features a beautiful vignette of a train steaming through a mountainside river valley. Factories dot the landscape and a paddlewheeler can be seen on the the water.

Images

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Historical Context

Local mining and railroad mogul Daniel C. Corbin founded the Coeur d'Alene Railway and Navigation Company in 1886. This was a small narrow gauge railroad that ran from Coeur d'Alene, up the Coeur d'Alene River to the Silver Valley.

Kellogg and Wallace Idaho were booming after discovering the rich mineral deposits in the Silver Valley. Being the first rail service in the valley was a distinct advantage.

 

The road was leased in 1888 to the Northern Pacific Railroad. The road was sold to the Northern Pacific after foreclosure in 1897.