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    Cedar Rapids and Missouri Rail Road Company (Iowa)
    A certificate for 100 shares issued in 1867 to Oakes Ames, a principal in the Credit Mobilier Scandal, although not signed by him. The certificate is signed by John I. Blair as President. Blair was a capitalist and later in life a philanthropist who founded the Wall Street firm John I. Blair and Company. He died leaving a fortune estimated at $70 million. Blair joined with Oakes Ames and others to secure the charter for the historic Union Pacific Railroad and personally participated in the construction of the first 100 miles of track Westward from Omaha. This certificate is a fine association of these two important railroad builders. There is an attached revenue stamp at right. Glue remnants from a detached transfer certificate at left. Very Fine.

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    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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