Grantsburg, Rush City & St. Cloud Railroad Co. - Unissued Minnesota Railway Stock CertificateInv# NP1023A Stock
All stocks of this type were cut awkwardly. Incorporated in 1878 under the state laws of Minnesota, the company operated a line from Rush City to a point on the St. Croix River in Chisago County, northeast of Rush City, connecting there with the St. Cloud, Grantsburg and Ashland Railroad. It was sold to the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company in 1899, then deeded to Northern Pacific in 1900. (SNAC)
Grantsburg is a village in Burnett County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,341 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Grantsburg. It was established by Canute Anderson. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grantsburg,_Wisconsin
Rush City is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,079 at the 2010 census. It is fifty-eight miles north of Minneapolis–Saint Paul. Rush City was platted in 1870, and incorporated in 1874. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_City,_Minnesota
St. Cloud is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region. The population was 68,881 at the 2020 census, making it Minnesota's 12th-largest city. St. Cloud is the county seat of Stearns County and was named after the city of Saint-Cloud, France (in Île-de-France, near Paris), which was named after the 6th-century French monk Clodoald. Read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Cloud,_Minnesota
A stock certificate is issued by businesses, usually companies. A stock is part of the permanent finance of a business. Normally, they are never repaid, and the investor can recover his/her money only by selling to another investor. Most stocks, or also called shares, earn dividends, at the business's discretion, depending on how well it has traded. A stockholder or shareholder is a part-owner of the business that issued the stock certificates.