A Classification of American Wealth
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   Samuel Colt millionaire gun maker  

Samuel Colt now had a proven product, which soon sold on its sole reputation. Still he recognized the need of both, a well organized plant and a sustained marketing campaign to turn his opportunity into a winner. Thus he hired the people who would help him achieve his objectives : the brilliant mechanic Elisha Root for the plant organization and artist painter George Catlin, who immortalized Colt guns in a series of canvases showing the arms in different uses throughout the worlds most adventurous places. During the years between the Mexican War and Civil War


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