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

... San Francisco counted several millionaires in the early 1870’s, including notably the Central Pacific Railroad promoters Stanford, Huntington, Hopkins and Crocker, William Chapman Ralston was then considered California’s foremost capitalist and his court at Belmont had nothing to envy the most sophisticated high society households of New York or other East Coast cities. Ralston was the Atlas upon whose shoulders reposed the economy of the Pacific Coast ...

 

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