Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 On January 7, 1889, an unlikely couple crossed the Hudson River from Manhattan to Paterson, New Jersey, to be married. Robert Ray Hamilton and Eva Brill were improbable candidates to become husband and wife. The birth of their first child out of wedlock provided the impetus for Ray to marry Eva.
#2 Ray and Eva’s wedding was different from the typical couples Reverend Burr had helped marry. Ray was a lawyer, while Eva was from a poor family in Pennsylvania. They were married by a country preacher in rural Pennsylvania, with a few family members and a scattering of townsfolk in attendance.
#3 Ray and Eva’s marriage was arranged by their families. They had no issue with the arrangement, as they had plans to start a new life in San Diego.
#4 Ray Hamilton, the investor who bought property as far north as Ninety-Third Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan, bought property in San Diego as far north as Ninety-Third Street and Eighth Avenue. He understood the influence of infrastructure on development and could afford to speculate.