Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Peoria & Bureau Valley Railroad Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Transfer Agent, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 6" (h).
This certificate features a great vignette of a group of Native Americans eyeing a buffalo and a train.
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The Peoria and Bureau Valley Railroad was a short line, 46.7 miles in length, operated by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Company, extending from Peoria to Bureau Junction, Illinois.
The line was incorporated on February 12, 1853, completed the following year, and leased to the Rock Island in perpetuity on April 14, 1854, the annual rental being $125,000.