“Lord help the poor bears and beavers,” said Colonel Davy Crockett, amazed at the amount of money Astor must have taken out of the fur trade to build such a palace [as Astor House].
-Davy Crockett as quoted by Justin Kaplan on pages 19 – 20 of When the Astors Owned New York.
Categories: Natural Resources, Wealth
posted on April 29th, 2013.
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