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Blood and Steel: The Rise of the House of Krupp by Bernhard Menne

By Bernhard Menne

Released in England lower than the name 'Krupp, The Lords of Essen'
Translated from the German via G. H. Smith

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In fact, there had been scarcely little civilization there only a few months earlier. Even so, by the time construction of the Union Pacific finally reached the city on November 13, 1867, approximately four thousand citizens had already established a town. Citizens might be a polite term. The town that greeted them was primarily filled with professional gunmen, soldiers, promoters, gamblers, and confidence men who enjoyed both quick money and cheap liquor, not necessarily in that order. Yet, within a short time the city matured and the rough elements went elsewhere.

Overall, though, what both groups most remember about Duncan Hines is that the name, whatever its context, meant the highest possible quality found anywhere. For example, if Duncan Hines recommended a restaurant, it was widely assumed to be one of the country's absolute best. If he recommended an inn where one could spend the night, it was instantly assumed to be one of the highest quality lodging facilities in America. If he recommended a particular recipe, few competing concoctions could surpass its taste.

LOS In late summer 1905, Duncan Hines decided to quit the mining life. He had accumulated a sizable bankroll, and he was ready to get married and move on to some other line of work. He had earlier proposed to Florence via the mail and she eagerly accepted. In September 1905, after he had settled a variety of loose ends and amicably severed his ties with the Green Copper Company, he 32 DUNCAN HINES packed his bags and left Cananea by rail for New Rochelle. Never did a train ride seem so long. 4 CHICAGO Duncan Hines and Florence Chaffin married on 27 September 1905,106 at Fort Slocum in New Rochelle, New York, in Col.

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