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Purchased railroad

Here’s a photograph from the January 9 1929 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a contractor who had just bought a railroad.

Samuel Rosoff became known as “Subway Sam” after he used his Tammany Hall connections to win contracts to build about one-fourth of New York City’s subway lines. Time magazine wrote a detailed article on his exploits in 1947, and the New York Times printed his obituary when he passed away in 1951 at the age of 68.

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