September 26, 2003

legacy of railroad magnate EH HarrimanAt the end of the Last Chance run, the river makes it's way through the Railroad Ranch, also known as Harriman State Park. The ranch was purchased from the Oregon Short Line railroad in 1907 by Edward Henry Harriman. It was operated as a working cattle ranch until the 1960s. The property was transferred to the State of Idaho with stipulations that the wildlife and scenic quality of the area be protected.
Would Prescott call it Neo-Wilsonism?my daddy did just fine under woodrow
"Prescott's father, Samuel P. Bush, owned Buckeye Steel Castings Co. which made parts for the Harriman brothers' father's (E.H. Harriman) railroads. Harriman's financing for the railroads came largely from William Rockefeller. These shipped the oil of his brother John D. Rockefeller, the founder of Standard Oil. (This was the origin of the two Georges' involvement in the oil business.) Samuel Bush became a leader in President Woodrow Wilson's "War Socialism" as director of small armaments and ammunition on the War Industries Board (which set up coercive price-fixing cartels over American industry during World War I). There, Bush assisted Percy Rockefeller (son of William) in his takeover of small arms manufacturers. ..more