General Adna Anderson was the planner and builder of military railroads for the Union government during the Civil War. He built the Northern Pacific main line from Glendive to Spokane and also built the Stampede Tunnel through the Cascade Mountains in Washington. The charter for construction of the Northern Pacific was approved by Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on July 2, 1864. Construction of the line was begun at Carlton, Minnesota, in February, 1870, and it was completed at Gold Creek, Montana, on September 8, 1883. Among the prominent builders were W. Milnor Roberts, Edwin Johnson, General Adna Anderson and General T. Rosser.


Helena & Red Mountain Railroad Company Issued To And Signed By A. Anderson And Signed By S.T. Hauser As President

1887, Montana. Stock certificate for 1 share. Issued to and signed on verso by A. Anderson. Signed by S.T. Hauser as president. Star punch cancellation effects Hauser's signature only. The Helena and Jefferson County Railroad gave Wickes Montana access to outside markets. Because of it, the mine, mill and camp enjoyed its peak years of prosperity through the rest of the 1880s. With Hauser's acquisition of the mine and mill and the arrival of the railroad, the community of Wickes flourished. It transformed from a sober alcohol-free community to a "rip-roaring" mining camp that extended 1 1/2 miles along the gulch. The camp had between 900 to 1500 residents and included five dance halls, 22 saloons, a general store, post office, two hotels, at least one meat market, a blacksmith shop and a Presbyterian church.
Catalog: # NP-1641
State: Montana
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $350.00