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Mining Claim Certificate of Larkin Ford and Theodore Puskas, Park County,  Colorado

Mining Claim Certificate of Larkin Ford and Theodore Puskas, Park County, Colorado

Condition: Good


Good. 1878. Ephemera. A General Land Office mineral certificate for a claim called Mother Lode (or possibly just Mother) in the Mosquito Mining District of Park County, Colorado. The document is dated 1878 and is three pages of of the official claim, with some recording information on one quarter of the last page. The document's envelope with the handwritten name of the Vienna Mining Company and Mother claim is also included. Light soil and toning on exterior fold sections and horizontal fold splits on both leaves. The document contains the red seal of the General Land Office and a survey map along with the claim description. Tividar or Theodore Puskas was one of the claim owners, along with Larkin Ford. Theodore Puskas came up with the idea of the telephone exchange soon after the telephone's invention, managed the construction of the Hungarian North East Railway, and ran various telephone companies. Biographical sketches of Puskas mention that the silver mine claimed here was a success, and by 1879 he had moved on to run a telephone company in Paris, also serving as Thomas Edison's representative there. Larkin Ford had at least one successful Colorado mining venture before this particular claim. ; 18" x 12 3/4" ; 4 pp .


  • Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 011873
  • Title: Mining Claim Certificate of Larkin Ford and Theodore Puskas, Park County, Colorado
  • Format/binding:Ephemera
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Date published: 1878
  • Keywords: Tivadar, Theodore Puskas, Larkin Ford, Colorado Mining
  • Bookseller catalogs: Mining;


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