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This is the grave of the odious Gilded Age lawyer and capitalist George Baer. Born in 1842 in Lavansville, Pennsylvania, Baer dropped out of school at the age of 13 and started working in a printer’s shop and then attended Franklin and Marshall College. He volunteered for the Union in the Civil War and rose […]
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Above: The student body at Carlisle Indian School, 1885, which evidently was not part of the Gilded Age I was pretty excited last night. PBS’ American Experience was premiering its new two-hour show on the Gilded Age. As more people come around to the reality that we live in the New Gilded Age and that […]
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On November 23, 1903, Colorado governor James Peabody sent the state militia to Cripple Creek to crush the Western Federation of Miners led strike in that mining town. This all too typical action by the state during the Gilded Age had major repercussions. It succeeded in ending the strike, but it also led the WFM […]
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This is the grave of John Hay. Hay was born in 1838 in Salem, Indiana and grew up in Illinois. He entered Brown University in 1855 and graduated with a Master’s degree in 1858 after starring there and entering Providence’s literary scene. He moved back to Illinois though so he could study law. It was […]
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