Empty Mansions - Chapters 2-4 Summary & Analysis

Bill Dedman
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Chapter 2 : The Log Cabin

W.A. Clark was a notable figure in his time, but was ridiculed for accusations of bribery. Clark was a hard worker, a man who ran multiple business all at once, never delegating any of his responsibilities.

Clark was born in a log cabin, something he liked to use to show how far he had come. In reality, the log cabin was on the large estate of his grandfather, so he was not born in the poverty his stories always implied. Clark grew up helping his family work their farm, even helping his father build the family’s two-story brick home when he was eleven. When Clark was seventeen, his family moved from their farm in Pennsylvania to Iowa. Clark became a school teacher for a short time before making the decision to go to Colorado to join in...

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