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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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January 09, 1907

Stock Certificate, Records of the Virginia 350th Anniversary Commission, 1953–1958), Accession 25869, Record Group 69, State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Jamestown Stock Certificate Issued

This elaborate stock certificate, number 357, was for one preferred share worth $100 in the Jamestown Exposition Company chartered to commemorate the three hundredth anniversary of the 1607 first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. The certificate was purchased on January 9, 1907, by Dunston & Silverwood. The 1907 commemoration, held in Norfolk, lasted seven months and attracted nearly 1.2 million people.