Homestake Mining Co. Incorporated in 1877. 1902. Signed by Vice-President F. G. Drum and Secretary Fred Clark. Cancelled. Large vignette top center of two Indians on bluff overlooking valley, viewing steam train, placer miners in river, suspension bridge over another river with boats below, farmland and distant city. Black border with blue underprint. 7 x 10. Printer - ABN. This company was founded by George Hearst, father of William Randolph Hearst. George became wealthy from his early involvement with the Comstock and other mining ventures in the west. He, along with several others bought a mine at Lead, South Dakota in 1876 that became the world famous Homestake mine. This mine operated from about 1877 through 1999; more than 120 years. During it first few years of operation, the mine made Hearst more than $4 million. Fine condition.
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