A railroad baron and an unwed teen mother -- Shelley Bennett’s new history of the Huntington family history
She was a winsome teenage unwed mother when she blew into New York with a tin-horn gambler on the run from the cops. So she wrote to one of the richest men in America: “Dear Mr Huntington, I am so worried I don’t know what to do.” Yes, THAT Mr. Huntington.Add your comments
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