Collectible Stocks and Bonds from North American Railroads
by Terry Cox


Became territory: May 30, 1854
Became state: January 29, 1861

Because Kansas corporation records are better than most, it appears that a huge number of companies were licensed to do business in the state - almost 600 known so far. That is not to say they all saw operation. Currently, less than a 100 are represented by certificates. Only a tiny handful of certificates have yet been recorded as showing the state seal.

An intricate design with the quintessential Kansas farmer plowing in the foreground. Beyond is a wagon train heading west. Riverboat, cabin, and a herd of tiny bison. Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties) above a double arch of 34 stars.

Number of Varieties of collectible certificates
(counting all companies that operated within the state)

Limited number (100 to 500 varieties)

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