Weaverville and Shasta Wagon Road Company stock certificate circa 1857 (California)
Interesting piece of early California transportation. Great covered wagon vignette from the era. Smaller certificate measuring 4.5" by 9". Incorporated in Weaverville, CA. Circa 1857.
The company built and operated a toll road in the Trinity Mountains in North California. The road was surfaced with planks. The company is one of the earliest California turnpike companies. William Lowdin formed the Weaverville and Shasta Wagon Road in 1857 to provide upgraded thoroughfare over Trinity and Brown's Mountains.