E. H. Harriman - Chicago, St. Louis & Pittsburgh Railroad - Stock CertificateInv# AG1329 Stock
Edward Henry Harriman, (1848-1909), Self-confident and ruthless, he spared neither friend nor foe. At the top of America’s capitalists and railroad men. President of the Union Pacific. Famous for his battle against James J. Hill. He was worth $400 million at the turn of the century. He was one of the great railway builders of all time. Chicago, St. Louis & Pittsburgh RR, IN, IL, 1895 Stock. Extremely Rare Signature on this stock.
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