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Thanks.

Always wondered why I couldn't find a good biography of V.

The Gilded Age is my favorite period of American history, and V rocked the boat a bit.

That farmhouse was a jewel for the Minnestoa of its time, I'd think.

Will read the site and your first diary on him too.

"When the abyss stares at me, it wets its pants." Brian Hopkins

by EricC on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 05:02:15 PM EST
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Oh yes indeed, the Minnesota farmhouse is a jewel.  It featured a formal dining room with a clever pass-through to the kitchen, a walk-in closet off the master bedroom, and the first hardwood floors in the county, etc.

Thomas Veblen was a master carpenter and this was the third house he had built in North America.  By the standards of his neighbors, this was really nothing less than a mansion built with hand tools.

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by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sun Mar 18th, 2007 at 10:04:45 AM EST
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