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    Check Signed by California Railroad Baron and Overland Stage Owner Ben Holladay. One of those "bigger-than-life" characters, Ben Holladay dazzled and browbeat investors, bankers, and landowners in building a transportation empire in the west. In the Panic of 1873 Holladay defaulted on his obligations and his empire reverted to his creditors. The $379 check is drawn on the London & San Francisco Bank and is dated February 23, 1869. Fine condition.

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