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    Charles Crocker - Central Pacific Rail Road (California)
    A scarce legal size deed in four pages signed on page 2 by Charles Crocker. He was one of the principals in the construction of the Central Pacific Rail Road, controlling the actual construction aspects of the project, leaving the administration to his partners C.P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins and Leland Stanford. Living alongside construction workers in their camps, he held a tight reign on the daily activities and progress of the road's construction. Following his success with the Central Pacific project he built a home in San Francisco for $1.5 million, which was destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906. Upon his death in 1888 his fortune was estimated at $40 million. Crocker material is of great significance in both California and railroad history and is quite scarce. An embossed gold seal is at lower left on page 1. Extremely Fine.


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    May, 2003
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