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    Tombstone, Arizona Territory: Newspapers and Mining Stock Certificates.
    1) October 16, 1881 issue of "The Tombstone Epitaph". Published by Tombstone Mayor John Glum. Issued ten days before the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. 17" x 23.5", 4 pages on wood pulp stock. Some edge chipping and short border tears. 2) April 23, 1882 issue of the "Tombstone Daily Nugget", the first newspaper to be established in Tombstone. This paper opposed Wyatt Earp and supported the Clantons, ranchers and Democrats. Issued just seven days prior to Earp's "vendetta' ride. 18" x 23.5", 4 pages printed on wood pulp stock. The second page has reports on Indian depredations. A fine example. 3) "Emerald Mining Company" certificate for 1000 shares, Tombstone, June 5, 1883. Measures 8" x 4". E. B. Gage was a friend of Wyatt Earp who provided financial assistance for his "vendetta ride". 4) "McCrackin Consolidated Mining Co." certificate for 20 shares, San Francisco, January 29, 1878. Measures 8.75" x 4". The founders of Tombstone, Ed & Al Shiefflin and Dick Gird worked for Consolidated about this time. 5) "Tombstone Mill and Mining Co." certificate for 100 shares. Hartford, November 22, 1883. Measures 11" x 7". This company bought out the mining rights of the three original founders of Tombstone. 6) "Tombstone Con'd. Gold & Silver Mining Co." certificate for 1000 shares. San Francisco, July 7, 1881. Measures 9.5" x 4". Mining stock certificates were bought and sold in the open streets of San Francisco. Many speculative investment companies purchased mining rights in the Tombstone mines and sold their stock to investors. This certificate references the "Tombstone Mining District, Cachise Co., A.T." 7) "Orion Silver Mining Company" certificate for 50 shares, Philadelphia and Pima County, A.T., March 12, 1880. Measures 9.5" x 5.25". This company shared an office in Philadelphia with the original Tombstone founders' mining company for the purpose of selling stock to eastern investors. They later attempted to buy the mining interest of the Tombstone founders.

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