This week I want to share a couple of treasures from my special shoebox. I have here a couple of stock certificates for 15 shares belonging to my grandfather, Calvin Buck Smedley, from the Bear Lake Phosphate Mining Company. One was dated 12 May 1921 and the other 12 July 1921.
The Bear Lake Phosphate Company began mining around 1920 and ceased in 1925. The property changed several hands after that. You can see photos and read more about it here.
Too bad we can't cash in on these -- ; D