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MACKAY, John William (1831-1902) was an Irish-American industrialist. In 1859, he went to Virginia City, Nevada, site of the recently discovered Comstock Lode, and there began work at $4 a day laboring in a mine by day and working his own small claims in his spare time. He bought small claims or "feet" and used the proceeds of his labor and finds to buy more feet. In 1865 he used his savings to buy into the Kentucky mine and hit big, he was suddenly worth US$1.6 million, more than enough to retire for life.[2] He then began investing in other mines, sometimes risking everything he had. He formed a business partnership with fellow Irishmen James Graham Fair, James C. Flood, and William S. O'Brien, later known as the Bonanza Kings. Of the Mexican Railway Company. Check issued by "J.W. MacKay June 4, 1871, on The Bank of California, Virginia Nevada, issued to Gillig Mott in the amount of $50.40.
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $65.00
Estimate: $50 - $100
Auction closed on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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