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    Rare Tinted Plank Road Company Proof

    La Porte, IN- La Porte & Plymouth Plank Road Company $5 18__ UNL as Wolka 386-5 (1978) Proof PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ.
    The Indiana state legislature went on a chartering binge of plank road companies in 1850. This company was charged with constructing a road connecting La Porte and Plymouth, IN which were about 36 miles apart. The economics of plank road operation usually meant that companies were in business for a short duration. This company was in business from roughly 1853 to 1857. The appealing design has vignettes of a maiden at a well, two farmers walking along conducting a conversation, and a herd of cattle and sheep. An overall light red tint and large red and white FIVE protector complete the basic design. Surprisingly it is the only example of this tinted $5 proof of which we are aware at present.

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