John W. MacKay signed California check - Western Mining MagnateInv# AG1028A
John William Mackay, (1831-1902), Miner and Capitalist. In reworking the Comstock Lode with up-to-date equipment, he made good profits. Later in 1873, his group struck the "Big Bonanza." Mackay became overnight the most spectacular success in Western mining. He later engaged in Real Estate, Banking, Railroads, and Telegraph. He made his greatest constructive contribution by breaking the Jay Gould-Western Union communications monopoly. He was shot in the back in California in 1893 but because of his exceptional physique was able to recover. 1860's check on the Bank of California with a nice signature of Mackay out of Virginia City, Nevada. Excellent Condition. Rare!
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