Jay Gould repurchases the Union Pacific

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.

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