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    Rare 1886 Bodie and Benton Railway and Commercial Company Bond Certificate. 15" x 18", Britton & Rey, San Francisco, lithographers. This rare certificate bears a beautifully engraved central vignette of the company's sawmill in Mono Mills and an ornately engraved floral border. The document is signed by Henry Marvin Yerington, the company's President and Thomas Menzies, the Secretary. Both signatures have been punch cancelled. Six punch-cancelled coupons remain attached. The document has been stored folded, otherwise it is in near fine condition. The Bodie & Benton Railway was first established in 1881 to link the California gold-mining town of Bodie, now a ghost town, to the Bodie Wood and Lumber Company's sawmill, Mono Mills, along the eastern shore of Mono Lake.

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