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   Rockefeller Flagler and the railroad rebates 

... Rockefeller and Flagler were considerably aided by the particular situation of Cleveland, its railroads and the competition of the trunk lines for all the business they could get in the region of the Great Lakes. In the East, Jay Gould had just bested Cornelius Vanderbilt in his attempt to control the Erie Railroad and was now eager to snap business away from the New York Central. Then there was the mighty Pennsylvania, which was relentlessly pushed westwards by J. Edgar Thomson and Thomas Alexander Scott. Cleveland was then

 

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