Henry Flagler: One of the Founders of Standard Oil

Standard Oil was not a venture John Rockefeller created, per say. It grew from Rockefeller’s inspiration, but he is quoted as saying that the idea belonged to Henry Flagler. Flagler is an interesting character in the history of Standard Oil. He was introduced to Rockefeller some years prior, when John was working as a youth […]

The Importance of the Erie Canal

By Phineas Upham During the early 1800s, most transport of goods was confined to using pack animals. In some cases, those animals might draw a cart that could carry more than 250 pounds, but that was about the most one could hope to move any great distance without a great deal of hassle. New York […]