From a successful early career in railroad, Van Horne developed the Chicago, Milwakee & St. Paul Railroad system into a major competitor of James J. Hill's Great Northern. Hill was so impressed with Van Horne's skills, he recommended the latter as a director of the Canadian Pacific Railway, a position which Van Horne accepted. "The story of the building of the Canadian Pacific is mainly a history of his achievements in overcoming stupendous difficulties . . ." (DAB). A long period of success and growth followed and Van Horne resigned in 1899, only to begin a series of South American and Cuban ventures of which this Cuba Railroad was one.


The Cuba Railraod Company Signed By William Cornelius Van Horne

1900, New Jersey. A stock certificate for one shares. Gold /Black. Signed at bottom right by WILLIAM CORNELIUS VAN HORNE (1843-1915) Pioneering railroad executive as president. Stamp and punch cancelled, with two circular punch holes affecting the signature
Catalog: # SB-4511
State: New Jersey
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $125.00