[Stock Certificate:] Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad Company, Incorporated by The State of Kansas.
Fifty shares issued in 1871, the year of this railroad line’s completion. “The Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company (LL&G RR Co.), headquartered just southwest of Baldwin City in the small town of Prairie City, KS, was originally chartered in 1858 to build a railroad from Leavenworth to the south Kansas border. Construction began in late 1867 and on New Years day of 1868 track had been laid to Ottawa. Construction resumed in the spring of 1869 and reached Coffeyville, KS in 1871. Making a total distance of 143.83 miles for the railroad line.”¹ Vignette illustrations depict villagers hailing the arrival of a train and a locomotive stopped at a depot.
Description: [Stock Certificate:] Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad Company, Incorporated by The State of Kansas.
New York: Henry Seibert & Bros., Ledger Building, cor. William & Spruce St., c1871. pp. Partly-Printed Stock Certificate; Number 256 for 50 Shares at $100 each. 6½ x 10¾ inches. Engraved illustration vignettes and decorative borders. Overprinted in orange with 25¢ U.S. Internal Revenue tax stamp. Blind embossed corporate seal depicting a locomotive and cars. Signed by a company agent and official and issued at Boston, Massachusetts on January 13, 1871 to H. Ledyard. Folds; Near Fine.
Note. 1. ABOUT US | Midland Railway accessed online.