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HY&T Stock Certificate

Submitted by:Connie Essig Denise - found this old stock certificate and I think its is for the HY&T. dates seem to match. Hope you can read it. Connie Stock Certificate submitted by: Connie Essig, Nov. 2004 History below extracted from the Tampico Centennial Year Book: The dream was born in 1908 when a big-city promoter, JJ Burns, turned up in the Hooppole country selling stock to build a railroad across country from Tampico to Galesburg. The proposed line would connect the Burlington Railroad to the north with the Rock Island lines to the south. It sounded great to many of the farmers and townspeople in Tampico, Yorktown and Hooppole, and $100,000 worth of stock at $100 per share was sold. The Hooppole, Yorktown and Tampico (HY&T) Railroad Co. was formed with Oberg Mathis, a relative of Howard's, president and R.H. Mathis, secretary.

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