There was an enormous amount of excitement owning stock in the railroads in the 1800's; compared to stock buying frenzy of the Air Lines of our era. This is May of 1999; and the hysteria is all over internet companies today. What will be tomorrow? Could it be "Space Travel"? Transportation ownership has an attraction to many people.
This certificate is part of the exhibits of the Texas & Pacific Railroad in the Monahans Sand Hills State Park Museum.