One of the "Big Four" who built the Central Pacific Railroad, Charles
Crocker was a "hands-on" administrator, actually supervising construction of
the tracks. He later invested in large landholdings and developed the Del Monte
Hotel in Monterey County, Calif. (1880). The deed in this collection conveys
town lots in Reno, Nev. to one W.T.C. Elliott of that city (1868).