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Saint Joseph and Western Railroad Company

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Intricately engraved antique income bond scrip certificate from the Saint Joseph and Western Railroad Company dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Tiffany & Co. of New York, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate features a vignette of a train at a busy city station.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    This road was incorporated by special act of the Territorial Legislature of 1857, as the Marysville. Palmetto & Roseport Railroad Company. Under the law of 1862, the name was changed to St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company.

    The western division was built under the charter of the Northern Kansas Railroad Company, and the general railroad law of Nebraska; incorporated, January 17, 1866. By an act of the Legislature of 1866, the Northern Kansas Railroad Company was granted a portion of the 500,000 acres of land granted to the State by act of Congress of 1841. By an act of Congress of July 23d, 1866, the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company received a grant of lands to aid in its construction.

    On September 18, 1867, articles of consolidation were filed with the Secretary of State, consolidating the Northern Kansas Railroad Company and the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company, under the name of the latter company. On April 21, 1877, articles of consolidation were filed consolidating the St. Joseph & Pacific Railroad Company, incorporated August 1, 1876, (a company organized by the purchasers upon foreclosure of the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company for the purpose of constructing or purchasing and operating that portion of the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad between Elwood and Marysville,) and the Kansas & Nebraska Railroad Company, incorporated August 1, 1876, (a company organized by the purchasers upon foreclosure of the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad Company for the purpose of constructing or purchasing and that portion of the St. Joseph & Denver City Railroad west of Marysville;) the company thus formed to be known as the St. Joseph & Western Railroad Company.

    In 1879, the road came under control of the Union Pacific Railway Company, which owns $1,536,200 of the stock of the company, $1,274,569 St. Joseph & Pacific Railroad bonds, $1,076,361.40 Kansas & Nebraska Railroad bonds, and $113,000 receiver's certificates.

    Operated as the St. Joseph & Western Division of the Union Pacific Railway, the road extended from St. Joseph, Missouri, to State line of Nebraska, a distance of 138 miles; thence to Grand Island, Nebraska.

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