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A Scottish Syndicate in the Redwoods: Monopoly & Fraud in the California Redwoods, 1882-1892

A Scottish Syndicate in the Redwoods: Monopoly & Fraud in the California Redwoods, 1882-1892

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By Marvin Shepherd. A tale of bribery, intimidation and back room dealing. In 1882, three lumbermen and a Scottish commission merchant developed a plan to acquire over 50,000 acres of redwood timberland located in northern California, and to sell them to a Scottish syndicate. Shepherd addresses land laws, inadequate funding of the government land office and the limited oversight that was provided while passing government lands into private hands. Member price: $13.45

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