Seller: ivymontcpa (4,310) 100%, Location: Richmond, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 351848205934 ca. 1935 wonderful certificate with beautiful engraving at the top of an old open air car. Another great engraving at the bottom of a farmer plowing. The Little Miami was incorporated on March 11, 1836 and its first president, who served without pay, was Jeremiah Morrow, governor of Ohio. It was the second railroad incorporated in the State of Ohio. The first meeting to sell stock was held at Linton's Hotel, Waynesville, Ohio, May 13, 1836; the second on June 2, 1836 in Xenia. The railroad was originally intended to run from Cincinnati to Springfield, Ohio where it would meet the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad. At the time of incorporation, the National Road had not yet reached Columbus, Ohio, and other than trails, the main shipping route for the Great Lakes region to the rest of the nation to the east of the Allegheny Mountains suitable for trade was via the rivers leading to the Great Lakes and from there, on to points east along the Erie Canal. Winter rendered passage over the Alleghenies impracticable for large shipments, and the Erie Canal froze. The only alternative winter shipping route to points east was a lengthy circuitous southern route by riverboat down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans for transhipment east, but the entire regions adjacent to the Great Lakes lacked a means of communication with the Ohio river for shipment of their poducts - Ohio had a rather extensive network of canals under construction by this time, but they too froze in winter like the Erie Canal. The Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad was projected to run from Sandusky on Lake Erie south to a proposed interchange at Springfield, and thence to Cincinnati via the Little Miami Railroad, thus providing the Great Lakes region and its products with year round access to the rest of the nation, as access along to any of the ships then sailing on the Great Lakes meant access to the proposed railroad link to the Ohio River. As such, the proposal of the two railroads working in close cooperation was projected to be one of the major trade routes of the era, and of particular importance during winter months. Additional Information: This is a cancelled stock certificate. When I scanned the certificate, I maximized the image area. Do not wonder if the certificate has been cropped or trimmed; it has not been. It has the complete edges, as issued. You may purchase more than one, as I am a wholesaler of this particular item. Just change the quantity that you wish to purchase. If you wish to purchase more than just a few of this particular item, please e-mail me to discuss special pricing. I often sell in bulk to attorneys, CPAs, interior decorators, architects and gift shops. I have also sold to marketing companies to use in non-profits. If you are a non-profit (such as a museum or foundation) and have a special connection to the particular issuing entity, I would especially love to speak with you about becoming a supplier for your gift shop. The particular certificate that you will receive will be of the same exact design as photographed, but will not be the exact certificate pictured. Yours may be for a different quantity of shares and/or a different stockholder. Your certificate may also have different cancellation markings. Terms and Conditions: FREE POSTAL SERVICE FIRST CLASS MAIL SHIPPING to the United States. Uninsured International, including Canada, shipments are $5.85. Postal insurance and/or registered mail for loss and/or damage protection would be extra and offered only if requested. All international shipments that request insurance and registered mail will be charged $14 for this service. I have been a member of the American Philatelic Society since 1978 and have been selling on eBay for years. Virginia buyers must pay our Governor's 5% sales tax unless you email a PDF of your resale certificate within 24 hours of the end of the auction. Buy with trust and confidence. I will work to make you happy. Thank you for taking the time to view my items. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.