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VOTED that the General Counsel be instructed to compile and print for the use of the Board and the Executive and Legal Officers of the Company, a historical record, containing the Charters, Articles of Incorporation, Agreements of Consolidation, Mortgages, Leases, and any and all important legal or historical documents relating to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company and all of its auxiliary or controlled companies, lines or properties.
At the request of JOHN J. McCook, General Counsel, and GEORGE R. PECK, General Solicitor, the compilation, of which this is the Third Volume, has been made by HENRY W. Swift, Attorney of the Company.
THE PUEBLO AND ARKANSAS VALLEY
A corporation called “The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley History of Company Railroad Company” was incorporated under the laws of the Territory of Colorado on March 24, 1875, and on September 29, 1875 was consolidated with two other companies previously organized under the laws of the said Territory, viz: the Colorado and New Mexico Railroad Company and The Pueblo and Salt Lake Railway Company. The consolidated company preserved the name of The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company without change.
An amendment to the charter of this company was filed on July 30, 1878, and on September 12, 1878 the company was consolidated with the Canon City and San Juan Railway Company, which had been incorporated on February 19, 1877. The consolidated company still retained the name of The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company. An amendment to its charter was filed on March 21, 1887, and a second amendment to its charter was filed on May
It will thus be seen that there were three different corporations successively called “The Pueblo and Arkansas Valley Railroad Company,” the powers of the first two now being held by the third together with the powers of the other consolidating companies.
In order to conveniently distinguish the three successive companies of the same name, they have been respectively designated in the following pages by the Roman numerals I, II and III.
The following table shows the successive steps in the creation of the present company: —
SHOWING THE SUCCESSIVE STEPS IN THE FORMATION OF
THE PUEBLO AND ARKANSAS VALLEY RAIL.
THE PUEBLO AND ARKANSAS VALLEY R.R. (III.)
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
COLORADO AND NEW MEXICO RAILROAD
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
SS. STATE OF COLORADO,
Sec'y of State. I, Melvin Edwards, Secretary of State, of the State of Colorado, do hereby certify that the annexed is a full, true and complete transcript of the Certificate of Incorporation of the Colorado and New Mexico Railroad Company, which was filed in this Office the Fifth day of July A.D., Articles filed 1873, at 10 o'clock A.M., and admitted to record.
July 5, 1873. In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Colorado, at the City of Denver, this Eighteenth day of April A.D., 1885.
[SEAL OF STATE]
Secretary of State.
The undersigned, Joseph Nickerson, Isaac T. Burr, Names of Thomas Nickerson, Alden Speare, O. W. Peabody, George
incorporators. B. Wilbur, Benj. P. Cheney, Charles W. Pierce, Henry Strong, Jonathan S. Nickerson, A. B. Laurie, do hereby certify that we have associated ourselves together as a corporation, under the laws of the territory of Colorado, for the purpose of building and operating a railroad as hereinafter in these articles described and have adopted these articles of incorporation.
ARTICLE I. The name of this Corporation is the Colo- Corporate name. RADO AND NEW MEXICO RAILROAD COMPANY.
Art of Inc. C. & N. M.
Corporate purposes and authorized line.
Term of corporate existence.
ARTICLE 2. This Corporation is formed for the purpose of building and operating a railroad, and telegraph line from the present Western terminus of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R.R., at the Western boundary of the State of Kansas, thence in a Westerly and a South Westerly direction, through the Counties of Bent and Las Animas in Colorado Territory to Santa Fe and Albuquerque in the Territory of New Mexico and also a road from the most suitable point on the said line through the Counties of Bent and Las Animas to Trinidad and also a road to Pueblo, all in Colorado Territory.
ARTICLE 3. The Capital Stock of the Corporation is two hundred and fifty ($250,000) thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. The Capital Stock may be increased by a vote of a majority of the Stockholders or by a vote of three-fourths of all of the trustees. Each share shall be entitled to one vote at any of the Stockholders meeting, and the holder thereof may vote either in person or by proxy. ARTICLE 4.
The Corporation shall continue for twenty (20) years and may be renewed by a vote of the Stockholders.
ARTICLE 5. The business of the Corporation shall be transacted by a board of nine trustees and such officers as they shall appoint. Said Trustees shall be stockholders and shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Stockholders, which shall be held at the principal place of business of the Company on the first Saturday after the fourth Wednesday in May of each year. And they shall hold their offices until their successors are qualified. They shall fill by appointment any vacancies in the board. The first board of Trustees shall be Joseph Nickerson, Thomas Nickerson, O. W. Peabody, Henry Strong, Isaac T. Burr, B. P. Cheney, Geo. B. Wilbur, Alden Speare, A. B. Laurie, and they shall hold their office until their successors are elected at the first annual meeting in the year A.D. 1874. They shall appoint a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and shall make such by laws as they shall deem best for the government of the Corporation.
Trustees and officers.
First board of