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Page entitled : Henry H. Crapo's legacy of entrepreneurship to William C. Durant

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Henry Howland Crapo succeeded in the lumber business in Flint, became governor of Michigan and railroad president, a proud legacy to his grandson.


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... After six tough years of operating on the verge of bankruptcy, Henry Howland Crapo finally succeeded and made one of Michigan's first million dollar lumber fortunes. In 1863, he built a railroad from Flint to Holly, which was then already connected to Detroit, and a few years later merged it into the Flint & Pere Marquette Railroad of which he became president ...

 

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