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Point Chautauqua’s Grand Hotel

April 26, 2013

The years when the Fenton Mansion was built and when the Fenton family lived here, the late 19th century, were known then and since as the Victorian era, stemming ultimately from the influence of......

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tomtees

Apr-26-13 8:06 AM

I think Norman is right: we shouldn't only look at historic events through "2013 eyes" because we need to look at the whole picture. There are moral issues today that didn't exist then. With today's extra focus on political correctness, it's easy to find fault with rich industrialists (super-rich, extravagant, exploiting workers, unsafe working conditions, etc.) but it's also true that they provided jobs to create and supply a growing middle class. We see much the same in China today: unsafe factories, low pay, pollution; there's a growing class in China that now have autos, when that was next to impossible a decade ago.

Enjoyed the article!

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Brent1

Apr-26-13 7:48 AM

What a great hotel... What a era...

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