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Erie's "colorful" alias
Erie Railroad in the years after the Civil War. The Railroad became known as "the Scarlet Woman of Wall Street' because it was a plaything of men like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Daniel Drew, Jay Gould, and "Jubillee Jim Fisk who engaged in an orgy of rivalrous inside trading and bought and sold judges, city councilmen and Albany legislators like they were so many pigs in a poke.
- (above was unsigned by User:Wk muriithi)
- Ooh, neat. Do you have a reference for that? slambo 20:47, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
Governor of New York in 1832
This article currently states:
- The New York and Erie Rail Road was chartered April 24, 1832 by Governor of New York, De Witt Clinton to connect the Hudson River at Piermont, north of New York City, west to Lake Erie at Dunkirk.
However, according to the List of Governors of New York article the governor on April 24, 1832 was Enos T. Throop (the tenth person to serve in that office). According to the DeWitt Clinton article the former (sixth) governor died on February 11, 1828. If the charter date of April 24, 1832 is correct then the name of the Governor of New York should be changed. 184.108.40.206 (talk) 02:18, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
I agree, go ahead and do it. I think the original author(s) were confused because DeWitt Clinton was the man behind the Erie CANAL, not Railroad.
- I have made the change after consulting the Earl Pleasants' web site RR History DB to confirm that the April 24, 1832 charter date was correct. Hence I also removed the citation needed tag. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:48, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Copyright problem removed
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