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    Adolph Sutro - Sutro Tunnel Company (New York)
    This 1868 dated certificate is signed as Agent by Adolph Sutro. Sutro formed the company to construct a tunnel to provide ventilation, drainage and an easy means of transporting men and materials to and from the mines in the region of the Comstock Lode. Retiring to San Francisco in 1879, he became active in civic and business affairs and was elected Mayor in 1894. He was also a significant benefactor of the San Francisco Public Library. There is an attached revenue stamp at left. An important artifact of Western mining history and highly sought after. Uncancelled. Very Fine.


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    August, 2003
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