FANTASTIC – part of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad — signed by George Francis Train — This is reported to be the only that is known in private hands — A ntique Original Vintage Stock Certificate – — this is guaranteed to be Genuine and Original. Credit Foncier of America. Credit Foncier of America was a late 19th-century financing. Company in Omaha, Nebraska. The company existed primarily to promote the townsites. Along the Union Pacific Railroad. And was incorporated by a special act of the Nebraska Legislature. Credit Foncier was said to be intimately connected with all the early towns along the Union Pacific. While related to George Francis Train. S Crédit Mobilier company, Credit Foncier was not involved in the Crédit Mobilier scandals. That tore that organization apart. Founded, controlled, and initially owned by eccentric railroad booster George Francis Train, Credit Foncier was named after Credit Foncier de France. Along with support from businessman Cyrus McCormick. Omaha banker Augustus Kountze. Was among the original “special commissioners” appointed by the Legislature to form the company. The company is said to have been organized to “profitably dispose” of the Union Pacific’s land grant. The company owned almost 5000 lots in Omaha; 1000 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. And several hundred in Columbus, Nebraska. Along with other land along the Union Pacific mainline. Train once explained, One of my plans was the creation of a chain of great towns across the continent, connecting Boston. The company built a hotel it called the “Credit Foncier” in Cleveland, Nebraska. In 1868; it was moved to Columbus the next year. George Train, with so much land in the city, predicted a great future for Columbus. Train is credited with writing newspaper articles and delivering speeches in which he promoted the town, calling it, Columbus, the new center of the Union and quite probably the future capital of the U. Train served as president of the company; George P. Who later became mayor of Omaha, was the secretary. Train built the Cozzens House Hotel. He also developed a tract at the southern edge of Omaha, originally called Train Town. ” for its owner and still entitled “Credit Foncier Addition in city records. Train later moved the headquarters of Credit Foncier to. Along with Omaha, Train promised each city it would become the “gleaming metropolis” of the Union Pacific. January 5, 1904 (aged 74). Line that sailed around Cape Horn to San Francisco; he also organized the Union Pacific Railroad. And the Credit Mobilier. In the United States in 1864 to construct the eastern portion of the Transcontinental Railroad. And a horse tramway. Company in England while there during the American Civil War. In 1870 Train made the first of three widely publicized trips around the globe. He believed that a report of his first journey in a French periodical inspired Jules Verne. S novel Around the World in Eighty Days. And the protagonist Phileas Fogg. May partially be modeled on him. In 1872 he ran for President of the United States. As an independent candidate. That year, he was jailed on obscenity charges while defending Victoria Woodhull. Against charges regarding a report her newspaper had published on an alleged adulterous affair. Despite his many business successes in early life, he was known as an increasingly eccentric figure in American. Early life and education. George Francis Train was born on March 24, 1829, in Boston. Son of Oliver Train and his wife Maria Pickering. He had a cousin Adeline. Who later became a noted author. His parents and three sisters died in a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans in 1833 when George was four. He was raised by his strict Methodist. They hoped George would become a minister. He attended common schools. He did not go into the ministry as he sought more adventure in his life. Train entered the mercantile business. In Boston, and made it his career all his life in the United States and in Australia. He initiated numerous new businesses, building the corporate and financial structures to make them work. In 1860 he went to England to found horse tramway. Where he soon met opposition. He was also involved in the construction of a short-lived horse tramway in Cork. Although his trams were popular with passengers, his designs had rails that stood above the road surface and obstructed other traffic. In 1861 Train was arrested and tried for “breaking and injuring” Uxbridge Road. He tried again with the Darlington Street Railroad Company. In 1862, but it was short-lived and closed in 1865. Train was involved in the formation of the Union Pacific Railroad. (UP) in 1864 during the Civil War. The federal government chartered the railroad for construction of the portion of the Transcontinental Railroad west of the Missouri River. Train was involved in setting up the shadow finance company for the project, the Crédit Mobilier. Of America, whose principal officers were the same as those of UP. That year he left the United States for England. A prolific writer, a minor presidential candidate. After return to the United States, and a confidant of French and Australian revolutionaries. He claimed to have been offered the presidency of a proposed Australian republic, but declined. During the American Civil War, he gave numerous speeches in England in favor of the Union. And denounced the Confederacy. In 1868 Train was arrested while aboard the RMS Scotia. In the port of Queenstown now Cobh. And held in custody. He had in his possession a bundle of papers containing many speeches he had given in the United States in defence of the Fenian. Cause of Irish independence. These documents were seized by a local magistrate. His release four days after his arrest was on condition that he disavowed any intention of promoting Fenianism while in Ireland or England. In the middle of his campaign for president in 1870 Train decided to make a trip around the globe, which was covered by many newspapers. The actual traveling took 80 days, though he stayed two months in France, supporting the Paris Commune. For which he spent two weeks in jail the US government and Alexandre Dumas. Intervened to get him released. His exploits possibly inspired Jules Verne. His protagonist Phileas Fogg. Is believed to have been partially modeled on Train. While in Europe after his 1870 trip, Train met with the Grand Duke Constantine. During that period, he persuaded the Queen of Spain. To back the construction of a railway in the backwoods of Pennsylvania. Her support provided funding for the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad. He promoted and built new tramways. In Britain after some opposition. He overcame this by agreeing to run the rails level with the streets. On his return to the U. Train’s popularity and reputation soared. He began promoting the Union Pacific Railroad. With which he had been involved for several years, despite the advice of Vanderbilt. Who told him it would never work. Forming a finance company called Credit Foncier of America. Train made a fortune from real estate when the transcontinental railway opened up settlement and development of huge swathes of western America, including large amounts of land in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was responsible for building the Cozzens Hotel. And founding Train Town. Train was noted for having created the Crédit Mobilier. In 1864, which he started specifically to finance the Union Pacific. While appearing to be a separate, independent company which Union Pacific hired, Crédit Mobilier was staffed by the same officers as the railroad. Train and others created a structure that allowed them to realize outsize profits during the construction of the railroad. The story about the scam and Congressional graft was broken in 1872 by The Sun. A New York newspaper opposed to the re-election of Ulysses S. Resulted in Congressional and executive federal investigations which implicated numerous congressmen, including James Garfield. Denying the charges, Garfield was elected as president. In 1872, Train ran for President of the United States as an independent candidate. He was a staunch supporter of the temperance movement. That year he was jailed on obscenity. Charges while defending Victoria Woodhull. For her newspaper’s reporting the alleged affair of Henry Ward Beecher. And Elizabeth Tilton, each of whom were married to other people. He was the primary financier of the newspaper The Revolution. Which was dedicated to women’s rights. And published by Susan B. And Elizabeth Cady Stanton. As he aged, Train was considered to become more eccentric. In 1873 he was arrested and threatened with being sent to an insane asylum. He became a vegetarian and adopted various fads. Instead of shaking hands with other people, he shook hands with himself, the manner of greeting he had seen in China. He spent his final days on park benches in New York City’s Madison Square Park. Handing out dimes and refusing to speak to anyone but children and animals. In 1890, Nellie Bly. Traveled around the world in 72 days, instigating Train to do a second circumnavigation of the earth in the same year. He completed the trip from Tacoma. To Tacoma in 67 days 12 hours and 1 minute, a world record. A plaque in Tacoma commemorates the point at which his 1890 trip began and ended. Train was accompanied on many of his travels by George Pickering Bemis. His cousin and private secretary. Bemis was later elected as mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. In 1892, the town of Whatcom, Washington. Offered to finance yet another trip around the world in order to publicize itself. Train finished this trip in a record 60 days. He became ill with smallpox. While visiting his daughter Susan M. Train Gulager in Stamford, Connecticut. On January 5, 1904, Train died in New York and was buried at a small private ceremony at. Of which he was a member, passed a resolution that he was one of the few sane men in a mad, mad world. The item “1867 Credit Foncier of America re Union Pacific Railroad Land Stock Certificate” is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Railroads”. The seller is “jaygould” and is located in Lake Monroe, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.