“THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE STEWART GOLD MINING COMPANY IS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES, PAR VALUE OF FIVE DOLLARS EACH – An official printed list of all stockholders in a Colorado gold mining company that was mt to tax assessors. Charles Durham.
“THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE STEWART GOLD MINING COMPANY IS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES, PAR VALUE OF FIVE DOLLARS EACH – An official printed list of all stockholders in a Colorado gold mining company that was mt to tax assessors
“THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE STEWART GOLD MINING COMPANY IS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES, PAR VALUE OF FIVE DOLLARS EACH – An official printed list of all stockholders in a Colorado gold mining company that was mt to tax assessors

“THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE STEWART GOLD MINING COMPANY IS ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES, PAR VALUE OF FIVE DOLLARS EACH – An official printed list of all stockholders in a Colorado gold mining company that was mt to tax assessors

Boston: Stewart Gold Mining Company of Colorado, May 28, 1864. Envelope or Cover. This one-page shareholder list measures approximately 5” x 8”. It was printed on 28 May 1864 and mailed three-days later to the “Assessors of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.” It is franked with a 2-cent black Jackson stamp (Scott #73) which at the time was the pre-paid rate for sending printed materials. It bears a circular Boston/Paid postmark dated May 31. In nice shape. Very good. Item #009700

The Stewart Gold Mine was one of many mines to spring up in the Central City region of Colorado in wake of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush after paydirt was struck in Gregory Gulch in the late spring of 1859. By 1860, over 10,000 miners had descended upon Central City to mine the Gregory Lode and four other major veins that were subsequently found in the region: Bates, Gunnell, Kansas, and Burroughs.

Most of the miners worked for companies, and in 1863, and after signing a resolution to form a “hard rock miner’s union” rioted and began destroying property at the Bob Trail mine. Mining security responded and skirmished with the rioter throughout the night. By the following morning, the miners had lost heart, and the union effort folded.

By 1900, the veins had been exhausted and the regional population had decreased to just over 3,000. Historically, the Steward Gold Mine was located within the region’s Apex-North Gilpin Mining District which is now part of the Roosevelt National Forest. The mine has been closed for many years and there are no plans to reopen. (For more information, see “Stewart Gold Mine Near Central City, Colorado” at The Diggins and Wikipedia entries for “Gold Mining in Colorado” and “Central City, Colorado,” all online.).

Price: $150.00

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