Fuca Strait Coal Mining Co. Limited 1865 - Callam County, Washington Territory

Fuca Strait Coal Mining Co. Limited 1865 - Callam County, Washington Territory

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Fuca Strait Coal Mining Co. Limited 1865 - Callam County, Washington Territory

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Beautifully engraved RARE certificate from the Fuca Strait Coal Mining Co. Limited issued in 1865. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of boats and a train with islands in the background while passing though the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The certificate says "Callam County" but it is now called Clallam County. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President ( Allen Francis ) and Secretary and is over 138 years old. The certificate was printed by Britton & Co of San Francisco. This is the first time we have seen this certificate. EF+
Certificate Vignette Juan de Fuca Strait , inlet of the Pacific Ocean, 100 mi (161 km) long and 11 to 17 mi (18–27 km) wide, between Vancouver Island, British Columbia, and Washington state, linking the Strait of Georgia and Puget Sound with the Pacific; forms part of the U.S.-Canada border. Victoria, British Columbia, the strait's largest city, is located at its eastern end; ferries connect it with the U.S. mainland. Discovered by the English captain Charles W. Barkley in 1787, the strait was named for a sailor, Juan de Fuca, who reputedly had explored it for Spain in 1592. Following the Lewis and Clark exploration in 1805-06 was western expansion along the Oregon Trail, and the trapping and trading done for the North West Company (later part of the Hudson Bay Company). What was not settled was a boundary honored by the United States and Britain. The U.S. advocated for "fifty four forty or fight" while the British aspired to the totality of the Oregon Territory. In 1846 a treaty was drawn up, ratified and finally proclaimed on August 5, 1846, fixing the 49th parallel as the boundary between Canada and the United States. The eastern boundary of this treaty was the Rocky Mountain continental divide, with the western boundary jogging south in the Strait of Juan de Fuca so that Vancouver Island remained Canadian. It took another 12 years to begin the boundary survey, and in the process British and Americans squared off in San Juan Island in what is now known as the Pig War.

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