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    $100 Idaho Territorial Obsolete

    Idaho City, Idaho Territory- B.M. DuRell & Co. $100 186_
    A second rare Idaho Territorial note issued by this enterprise. DuRell went west to California around 1849. He headed for the Idaho gold fields after starting a string of businesses in Oregon and after their demise due to man or nature. He met Christopher Moore in 1862 and the two began hauling goods to the mines in Auburn, Oregon. In the spring of 1863, they brought supplies to Boise, selling from their wagons and hauling the rest to the Snake River for sale to the Owyhee miners. The partners proceeded to open several stores, including B.M. DuRell & Co. in both Boise and Idaho City. The stores offered banking services as well as merchandise. This financial activity led DuRell and Moore to join with three other investors, including Territorial Governor David Ballard, to organize the First National Bank of Idaho. It opened for business in the rear of DuRell's Boise store on June 6, 1867. A branch was also opened at the Idaho City store. DuRell sold his interest in the bank in 1872, and moved to Utah, where he organized the Salt Lake City National Bank of Utah. This early West remainder helps tell a great story and is a transitional piece between private issue scrip and National Currency. This $100 grades PCGS Very Fine 20. It has fewer folds than often seen for the third party grade and the small splits are due to being carried by someone who was very proud of it.


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