Bradshaw Mountain Railroad Co. signed by E.P. RipleyInv# AG1395
Stock issued to and signed on stub, verso, and on attached statement by Edward Payson Ripley (1845-1920). Fourteenth president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
Edward Ripley first began working in the railroad industry when he took a position as a freight agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Two years later, Ripley transferred to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad as a clerk. Working his way up through a variety of positions, Ripley became the company's general manager before leaving the Burlington in 1890 to work for the Milwaukee Road. When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway emerged from receivership in 1896, Ripley assumed the company's presidency, a position he retained until 1920.
The Bradshaw Mountain Railroad was built to serve the mines of Arizona's Bradshaw Mountains. These mines proved unproductive though, and the line served only as a paper subsidiary of the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway.
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