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    Anamosa, IA- The Wapsipinicon Land Co. $1; $3 March 4, 1858 Oakes 3-1; 2
    The Wapsipinicon Land Co. was an extension of the banking and land speculation interests of its owner, William T. Shaw, who signed these notes. The $1 denomination features a wonderful vignette, "Finding the Red Ear." To relieve the tedium of husking large amounts of corn, young men and women were invited to a "frolic" where there was lots of good food and a chance for the young man who found the first red ear of corn amongst the mountain of yellow ears to kiss the young lady of his choice. The $3 depicts a group of three farmers "solving the world's problems" in a barnyard. Both notes grade Extremely Fine with just a few light folds and faint evidences of handling. (Total: 2 notes)

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