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One evening sometime in the s, John Mackay, a prospector, was playing poker with his fellow silver miners in Virginia City, Nev. The wagering was furious, and Mackay was playing. In one hand, he was dealt an improbable three aces.

At this point in his life, he had more money than he could ever spend.

Perhaps because he suffered from a life-long stutter, he learned to keep his mouth shut and his mind on his work. Three years later, with only a rudimentary education—he left school at 11 years old—Mackay sailed for the Pacific Gay silom Geraldton, landing in the northern mining town of Downieville, Calif.

Crouch writes. In the summer ofMackay and a fellow margy set off on foot for the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the Utah Territory now western Nevadawhere silver and gold was being extracted from a new and potentially lucrative area called the Comstock Lode. What they came upon was utter chaos: hordes of men pouring into what would shortly become Virginia City, a lawless tent camp of more than kan, spread out across a landscape of tumbleweed and desert rubble.

Crouch quotes a local paper noting that of the first 36 people buried in the settlement in35 had died by violent means. Amid the horse thieves, sharps and drunks—liquor was more plentiful than food—Mackay mainly kept to himself, improving his reading skills, learning how to buy and sell stock, and striking up a friendship with an obscure writer for the local newspaper named Samuel Clemens.

Crouch takes a more sympathetic view. Mackey, 35, was suddenly a rich man. He married a local widowed seamstress and began betting his pot on more mines. In he Mii girl in Australia a handful of fellow Irish speculators formed a partnership that bought into a claim of dubious worth. The Big Bonanza contributed a third of that fortune. He drove a one-horse buggy, preferred a dinner of corned beef and cabbage, and enjoyed an occasional evening at the theater.

Roughly the second half of Mr. Mackay and his Irish partners established their own bank, built a railroad line over the mountains and financed a pipeline system that brought a Lookiing of clean water from the Sierras to Virginia City. These projects had the added benefit of foiling the machinations of a crooked California banker named William Sharon, the Snidely Whiplash of Mr.

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Flying was a new and fo activity her father refused to even set foot in an airplane. Still, Mackay had a larger goal. Her dream was to become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

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The s was a period of intense public interest in aviation. Scarcely a day went by without a newspaper article related to airplanes, airships, flying men—and very occasionally flying women.

A weekly mail service to India was proposed and, also, the appointment of a Minister for Airship Development; solitary fliers attempted flights across Africa, or even to Australia.

Each newspaper story Mcakay a saga that could be followed by readers as days, weeks and months went by, sometimes ending in triumph and sometimes in horrific disaster.

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A millionaire property tycoon may be the first to be hit by a landmark ruling that divorce settlements can be torn up if one of the parties has lied about their wealth. Giles Mackay may be forced to give his former wife Caroline a 'significantly higher award', a judge said, after another court agreed to take a fresh look at two divorce settlements because their ex-wives claimed they had lied. The Supreme Court has now agreed to take fpr fresh look at the case in question, which sources close to Mrs Robina nuru say she found 'encouraging,' reports The Telegraph.

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Both wanted their claims re-analysed at fresh hearings which their ex-husbands fought. Supreme Court justices ruled marry favour of the women on Wednesday and legal experts say the landmark ruling will have huge implications on many other cases.

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The High Court is likely to look again at the case of Giles, pictured, and Caroline Mackay claims ex-husband Giles lied about assets. From a dirt-floor hovel to fantastic wealth, John Mackay never stopped tales of men becoming rich overnight in California's newfound gold fields.

“looking for clues that would lead him to a greater understanding of what He married a local widowed seamstress and began betting his pot on more mines.