1870 Jay Cooke & Co. NEW 7-30 GOLD LOAN NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD BROADSIDE AD W/MAP #1. (Northern Pacific Railroad Company) Jay Cooke & Co. NEW 7-30 GOLD LOAN OF THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. SECURED BY FIRST MORTGAGE ON RAILROAD AND LAND GRANT. FOR SALE BY JAY COOKE & CO. FISCAL AGENTS NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD CO. Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D. Jay Cooke & Co. RED OVERPRINT FOR SALE BY MECHANICS’ BANK LANCASTER, PENNA. Single sheet, 17 x 10 inches, printed on both sides, large map of the projected system on verso. This bond issue was approved by Congress in May 1870. The Northern Pacific Railway, a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States from Minnesota to the Pacific Northwest, was chartered by Congress on 2 July 1864. For the next six years, backers of the road struggled to find financing. The backing and promotions of financier Jay Cooke in the summer of 1870 brought the first real momentum to the company. In 1873, Northern Pacific made impressive strides before a terrible stumble. Rails from the east reached the Missouri River on June 4. After several years of study, Tacoma, Washington, was selected as the road’s western terminus on July 14, 1873. As with many western transcontinentals, the staggering costs of building a railroad into a vast wilderness had been drastically underestimated. Cooke had little success in marketing the bonds in Europe and overextended his house in meeting overdrafts of the mounting construction costs. Cooke overestimated his managerial skills and failed to appreciate the limits of a banker’s ability to be also a promoter, and the danger of freezing his assets in the bonds of the Northern Pacific. Cooke and Company went bankrupt on September 18, 1873. Soon the Panic of 1873 engulfed the United States, beginning an economic depression that ruined or nearly paralyzed newer railroads… Northern Pacific slipped into its first bankruptcy on June 30, 1875. PLEASE SEE ALL PICTURES FOR CONDITION! NICE ORIGINAL RARE BROADSIDE, DAMAGE CORNERS, TEARS, FOLD MARK, WEAR AS SEEN IN PICTURES &. WOULD BE A GREAT FRAME AND NICE ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION!! CHECK OUR STORE & OTHER AUCTIONS FOR MORE EARLY. POSTCARDS, TOYS, VINTAGE PAPER. DO NOT LEAVE NEGATIVE OR NEUTRAL FEEDBACK BEFORE CONTACTING ME IF THERE ARE ANY PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS; WE CAN REMEDY ANYTHING AND I WANT TO KEEP YOU AS A SATISFIED CUSTOMER! Look closely at the pictures, what you see is what you get! 3 NO SASE’s – We send all sports cards, postcards and advertisement paper in plastic types of sleeves or Acrylic Cases with cardboard! Be sure to add me to your favorites list!