Constitution and By-Laws of the Tuolumne County Water Company. California, Water.
Constitution and By-Laws of the Tuolumne County Water Company

Constitution and By-Laws of the Tuolumne County Water Company

San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, 1864. 16pp. plus printed receipt completed in manuscript. 16mo. Original tan printed wrappers. Light dampstaining and soiling. Corners of each leaf (and some edges) reinforced with tape. Minor soiling and later ink stamp on receipt. Good. Item #2880

An ephemeral production outlining the articles of incorporation of the Tuolumne County Water Company, together with a receipt for water rents dated 1853. First incorporated in 1852, the Tuolumne County Water Company was founded to funnel the waters of the Stanislaus River "to the various ravines, gulches, flats, and other localities, in the County of Tuolumne, to be used for mining, mechanical, manufacturing and other purposes". The decline in mining in the area led to the decline in water revenues, resulting in dissolution at the start of the 20th century. An important and early piece of California's tortured history with water. A handful of copies in OCLC.

Price: $250.00