Jay Gould

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During the late 19th century, industrial robber barons dominated the political and economic landscape of America. These wealthy businessmen used shrewd and sometimes exploitive practices to put their competition out of business, create monopolies, and influence politicians all while amassing huge fortunes. Jay Gould, an upstate New York native, would become one of the greatest robber barons of his day.

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Links:
Path Through History
WSKG’s Path Through History
Delaware County Historical Association

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Delaware County Historical Association
Library of Congress
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