March 23, 2013 in general history
Union Pacific Priced, A drama of the Gouldium
Jay Gould, though consumption has first come forth into his lungs, purchases the sovereign share of Union Pacific, a railroad of indebted frailty, frailer becoming while rates decline throughout the West. His health and his wife’s, who is more ill than he, must be avowed. How railroad men such as James J. Hill, Charles Francis Adams, Fred Ames, and Ransom Cable comport with transportive difficulties is set forth. J. P. Morgan attempts to bring the western railroads in economical accord. This play is one of the Gouldium, a series of dramas on the life and times of Jay Gould. As in most of these plays there are seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral episodes.
March 23, 2013 in American History
Variance Part 2 – Scene 1 (mp3)
At Labored Variance an historical drama by F L Light
In three forcible disruptions, first in April 1885 and last in March-April 1886, the Knights of Labor assailed locomotive operations or stopped work on railroads which were controlled directly or influentially by Jay Gould. Though both Terence Powderly, the chief executive of the Knights, and Gould decried the strikes, they could not easily resolve their labored variance. This play is one of the Gouldium, a series of dramas on the life and times of Jay Gould.
Much of the material of this drama came from the Congressional Investigation in April 1886.
On March 25th this drama will be offered in performance on Audible.com