A Classification of American Wealth
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    The silver kings of Nevada's Comstock Lode  

... His first job as the Bank of California’s branch manager in Virginia City was the recovery of a loan, the bank had made to its former local agent. Thus, William Sharon started right from the beginning of his appointment to play the role of the scavenger, which was essentially his and Ralston’s strategy regarding the Comstock Lode. In 1864, the first silver bonanza of the Comstock Lode was over and the area lingered in expectation of the next major strike. Flush with the large capital put at his disposal by the Bank of California, Sharon ...


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