Stock Certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company | Manuscript | Wisconsin Historical Society

Manuscript

Stock Certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company

Stock Certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company | Manuscript | Wisconsin Historical Society
A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the railroad president and the mayor of Madison, Jairus C. Fairchild.
DESCRIPTION
A stock certificate of the Watertown and Madison Railroad Company, one share #85, issued to Darwin Clark for the sum of $50.00. This was signed by the railroad president and the mayor of Madison, Jairus C. Fairchild.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:11300
Creation Date: July 17 1857
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Clark, Darwin, 1812-1899 : Papers, 1828-1924
Genre:Manuscript
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:Mss 19 Box 2 Folder 1
Original Dimensions:8 x 9 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The railroad was completed Milwaukee to Watertown, a distance of forty-three miles. Need for further capitol to complete the remaining thirty-four miles of rail to Madison was a problem. City businessmen schemed to sell shares of Watertown and Madison stock and raised almost $200,000 for the completion of the line. Other directors of the railroad line include former Governor Leonard Farwell, B. F. Hopkins, head of Madison Gas and Light Company, Nathaniel W. Dean and H.K. Lawrence.
SUBJECTS
Certificates
Design and construction
Railroads

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