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James River Valley Railroad Company (Dakota Territories)


SKU: 4038
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the James River Valley Railroad Company dating back to the 1880's. This document measures approximately 10 1/2" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).


The vignette on this piece shows a train steaming down the tracks. At the left there is a wheat sheaf.

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.


Historical Context

The James River Valley Railroad was incorporated in the Dakota Territories on August 2, 1883.

The company  constructed a line from Jamestown to LaMoure in a period spanning a little over two years, completing the line in December of 1885. The line was leased by the Northern Pacific immediately upon completion, then purchased by the larger road.

It was largely used for agricultural freight traffic.