Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc.


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Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc. dating back to the 1980's. This document, which carries the printed signatures of the company President and Secretary, was printed by the Rocky Mountain Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).

This certificate's vignette features a detailed mining scene.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
    Historical Context

    Yellow Gold of Cripple Creek, Inc. was incorporated in Colorado. The company owns the Moffat Tunnel.

    The Moffat Tunnel is a railroad and water tunnel that cuts through the Continental Divide in north-central Colorado. Named after Colorado railroad pioneer David Moffat, the tunnel's first railroad traffic passed through in February 1928.

    The Moffat Tunnel finally provided Denver with a western link through the Continental Divide, as both Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the north and Pueblo to the south already enjoyed rail access to the West Coast. It follows the right-of-way laid out by Moffat in 1902 while he was seeking a better and shorter route from Denver to Salt Lake City. The water tunnel and the railroad tunnel parallel each other; the water tunnel delivers a portion of Denver's water supply.