Collection contains a certificate granting a commission to Woldemar Fischer in the militia of the State of Missouri, as well as a loyalty oath written by Fischer as part of his induction as a Lieutenant Colonel into the Battalion of St. Louis County, dated August 31, 1848. A native of Germany, Fischer received his military education as an artillery officer in the Prussian army. After immigrating to the United States, he became commander of Company B (part of Major Clark's Battery of Artillery) of General Stephen Kearny's Army of the West during the Mexican-American War. He is reputed to have been the first European to climb the mountain that later became known as Fisher's Peak (with a different spelling), near Trinidad, Colorado.
Collection consists of an envelope addressed to Rudolph Granby of Lefthand Creek, Burlington, Colorado, as well as a scrap of paper from a government-issued military document issued 23 January 1862. It is possible the two items are not related to one another.
The Denver Market & Produce Terminal, Inc. was organized by the railroad companies: Colorado & Southern; Denver & Rio Grande Western; AT & SF; Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific; and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy to construct & operate what came to be known as the Wazee Market, in competition with the Union Pacific Railroad's Denver Food Market.
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