Saturday, February 5
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday, February 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cornelius Vanderbilt began operating his own ferry in NY Harbor at the age of 16. He would work from dawn until dark. His tiny business would grow into a massive steamship company, and Vanderbilt would undercut his competitors by pricing his services so low that he would drive them out of business. Eventually he built a railroad empire from New York to Chicago and the First Grand Central Station at 42nd St.
Lecturer Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College.
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