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Bet-a-million Gates

Robert Irving Warshow

Bet-a-million Gates

the story of a plunger

by Robert Irving Warshow

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Published by Greenberg in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gates, John Warne, 1855-1911

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert Irving Warshow.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT275.G2972 W3
    The Physical Object
    Pagination187 p. incl. front. (port.)
    Number of Pages187
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6773635M
    LC Control Number32011357
    OCLC/WorldCa1052208

    Whether or not Gates actually bet a million dollars (as some folks said), the name caught and held. So did the fence. By nightfall "Bet-A-Million" Gates had sold hundreds of miles of barbed wire at the going rate of 18 cents a pound. Orders poured in to the point that the factory up in Illinois couldn’t keep up. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 1. -- The most famous landmark of Minneapolis -- the $1,, mansion built on the shores of Lake of the Isles by Charles G. Gates, son of the famous "Bet-a-Million" Gates.

      Gates: I do enjoy genealogy as long as someone else is doing the research. My sister’s research had recently found that we are related to a scoundrel named Bet-A-Million-Gates who was a pretty famous robber baron back in the late 19th century. Texas oilman John Warne Gates (), who first made a fortune as a promoter of barbed wire, earned the nickname "Bet a Million" Gates for his $70, wager on a horse race in England. He actually won $,, but when rumors placed his winnings at over $2 million, Gates said that he had bet a cool Rating: % positive.

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Bet a million!: The Story of John W. Gates Hardcover – January 1, by Lloyd Wendt (Author) › Visit Amazon's Lloyd Wendt Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central/5(5). John Warne Gates ( – August 9, ), also known as "Bet-a-Million" Gates, was an American Gilded Age industrialist and gambler.

He was a pioneer promoter of barbed was born and raised in what is now West Chicago, did not enjoy farm life and began offering neighbors various business propositions at an early age. Bet a Million: The Story of John W. Gates (The Railroads) Hardcover – February 1, by L.

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Bet a million!: the story of John W. Gates. [Lloyd Wendt; Herman Kogan] -- "John Warne Gates (. August 9, ), also known as "Bet-a-Million" Gates, was a pioneer promoter of barbed wire who became a Gilded Age industrialist."--Wikipedia. Bet-a-million Gates. New York, Greenberg [©] (OCoLC) Named Person: John Warne Gates; John Warne Gates: Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Irving Warshow.

August 9, ), also known as "Bet-a-Million" Gates, was a pioneer promoter of barbed wire who became a Gilded Age industrialist."--Wikipedia. Preview this book» What people are saying. Try the new Google Books.

Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Try it now. No thanks. Try the new Google Books Get print book. No eBook available Bet a Million!: The Story of John W. Gates The Railroads: Authors: Lloyd Wendt, Herman Kogan: Edition: illustrated, reprint: Publisher: Arno Press, ISBN.

About this Book Catalog Record Details. Bet a million. The story of John W. Gates, by Lloyd Wendt and Herman Wendt, Lloyd. View full catalog record. Gates’ nickname—Bet-A-Million—grew from his indulgence in gambling. Known for his high bets, it was alleged that he once bet $1 million on a horse race and won $2 million.

Actually, the bet was $70, and the stakes were "only" $, but that is close enough. Yvonne Johnson, of Sycamore, encouraged me to read the book "Bet A Million. The Story of John W. Gates," by Lloyd Wendy and Herman Kogan, because of Gates' ties to DeKalb's barbed wire empire and Haish's involvement in the story.

Below are excerpts from the book which reference Haish. Read the book, Bet a Million Gates to learn more about this interesting man. Dellora Baker and her husband, John W. Gates, shared their wealth with St. Charles relatives.

They were especially close to Dellora's brother's child, Henry Rockwell Baker, son of Edward John Baker. GATES, JOHN WARNE (–). John Warne (Bet-a-Million) Gates, barbed wire promoter and oilman, son of Asel and Mary (Warne) Gates, was born in Winfield, Illinois, on His two brothers were killed early in life and left John an only child at fifteen.

He attended school at Gary's Mill and later took a five-month course in bookkeeping, penmanship, and business. Unlike the grand celebration in that greeted Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, John “Bet-a-Million” Gates, and other guests on the Plaza’s opening day, inbuyers were introduced to a.

Gates was rumored to believe life was a series of bets and his nickname is based on one embellished story from his extensive gambling activities, noting he had won $2 million in a horse race by betting $1 million. The loser became a local celebrity: the man who had lost $40, in forty seconds to “Bet-a-Million” Gates.

Gates was born poor in in Turner Junction, Illinois, passing through which, on his American tour, Charles Dickens had written, “Nothing ever has or ever will happen there.”. gates memorial library.

john warne "bet a million" gates (), a native of illinois, was instrumental in the early growth of port arthur.

a prominent businessman and financier noted for his promotion of barbed wire, he became a leader in the development of the city founded by arthur stillwell, the president of the kansas city southern.

Gates's nickname derived from his fondness for gambling at poker, the stock market, and horse races. According to rumor, he bet a cool million and won two million in a horse race in England; in actuality, he bet $70, and won $, [The image is that of John Warne “Bet-a-Million” Gates.

John W. Gates () was a steel magnate, financier, and gambler. He became widely known as “Bet-a-Million” Gates after falsely claiming to have bet a million dollars on a horse race in England.

Nevertheless, he did gamble large. The man who would later be known as John “Bet-a-Million” Gates was bornin Illinois and raised on a farm. Who knew. John W. Bet A Million Gates - Stock Certificate Endorsed Million Certificate Endorsed John W.

A - Gates Stock Bet Bet Certificate Stock Endorsed Million A - Gates John W. $2, 10x13 's One. 10x13 's One In A Million Mint Antique Hand Knotted Herizzgeometric Wool Rug. (Original Caption) "Bet-a-Million" Gates is gone. Arnold Rothstein and "Chicago" O'Brien are also of the past, but anyone who thinks that the big race track plunger is extinct, has reckoned without Art Rooney (left), new boss of the Pittsburgh Football Pirates.

He is pictured exchanging racing information with Swifty Morgan. The three-story, 12,square-foot mansion at S. Michigan Ave., once the home of lateth-earlyth Century business baron John W. ``Bet-a- Million`` Gates.John Warne Gates was an American inventor and promoter, known as John “Bet A Million” Gates, because he was also a speculator.

He discovered a market for wire fencing on the Western plains and helped convince ranchers to adopt barbed wire. He began its manufacture in St. Louis, Missouri.