Too Greedy

5 December 2021

This piece in the Waco Daily Examiner of 8 November 1887 [online from the Portal to Texas History] features an interview with Waco, TX merchant P.M. Ripley. Ripley was formerly First Sergeant of Company E of the 4th Texas Infantry and survived wounds at Second Manassas and Sharpsburg during the war.

His store in Waco can be seen (as #14) on an 1886 birds-eye-view map of the city [from the Library of Congress] seen in a previous post here on behind AotW.

[click to read the whole piece]

The greed alluded to was that of the Novelty Iron Works of Dubuque, IA. See more about them from the Encyclopedia Dubuque.

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