Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Little Falls & Dakota Railroad Company dating back to the 1880's. This document was printed by Pioneer Press and measures approximately 11 1/4" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).
The vignette on this piece depicts the Minnesota State Seal flanked by a variety of items and farming and maritime scenes.
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The Little Falls & Dakota Railroad Company was incorporated in Minnesota on February 10, 1879. The company was organized by local men and was capitalized by county bond issues of the immediate counties.
Work on the line began in the summer of 1881, with track laying beginning in June of the following year. The line was completed to Morris on October 27, 1882, and operation of trains began on November 1st.
Ortonville is said to have been the objective of this line but the road was never extended west of Morris.
The company eventually was merged into the Northern Pacific Railway.