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Quotes on History
Quotes on History

 “These were times when it was common for young men to leave the farm and seek a better life.” (Page 1)

 “During the early prospecting days, almost all the miners were single men, hoping to send money back to their families so they could make their way out west to join them.” (Page 57)

"Gold has already been pretty well play-out. We decided to go after silver. it gained no value until the gold was gone." (Page 43)

 “One year after Teddy graduated from Harvard, he was elected to the new York State Assembly. That is where he became a leader of the GOP as a “Reformer.” In those years he wrote several of his books, including the Navel War of 1812. In 1884, his wife and mother both died on the same day. He left politics and the public life for a spell to become a rancher in the ‘Badlands.’” (Page 107)

 “There was something else T.R. gained from his police commissioner days. He had a nostalgic fondness for the Colt 38. There were other, more powerful guns around, but since the police used the Colt, Teddy liked it. The irony was that he carried a Colt in Cuba. It had been issued to the captain of the battle ship Maine. When the Maine exploded in Savanna Harbor, Navy divers recovered it.” (Page 108)

 “It (placer mining) was outlawed in the Mining Act of 1872. The process destroyed too much of the natural environment, caused erosion, and pollution. He argued that it was more economical and why should he be punished in his ability to make money?” (Page 142)