KENTUCKY/TENN/MISS. 7% Inc. & Equip. Mortg. Bond $1000 Gold. black. #5000. No 3907. Folds and a few repaired splits. Large format bond, with fine vignette of slaves picking cotton, with a train, and side-wheeler riverboats on the Mississippi, also a train emerging from a tunnel. Cox shows a red bond which is otherwise identical to this (MIS-140-B-50). Inc. about 1855 to build a 350-mile line from Canton MI to the Mississippi river opposite Cairo IL. This finally became part of the main Illinois Central main line.
Date: 15 December 1873
Startprice: € 50