A Classification of American Wealth
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   Union Traction and the Philadelphia Rapid Transit system

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How after the merger, Peter A. Brown Widener and William L. Elkins controlled the street railways in Philadelphia and how invested their profits.

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also participated in the consolidation of street railways in other cities, notably in New York, where they co-founded the infamous Metropolitan, and in Chicago, where they backed Charles T. Yerkes, a notorious corrupter of city officials. But their probably best investment was made in conjunction of their New York partners (William C. Whitney, Thomas F. Ryan and Anthony N. Brady) when they acquired a huge stake in  ...


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