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Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:18 AM

Origins of Trump family fortune traced to Canada brothel during Gold Rush era

Origins of Trump family fortune traced to Canada brothel during Gold Rush era



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Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump operated a wild and crazy restaurant/bar/brothel in British Columbia during Canada's gold rush era.



The Trump family’s gold-rush story began when Fred, as he was known, left Germany at the age of 16 with little more than a suitcase. He headed to New York to work as a barber before venturing west in search of riches. Following stints in Seattle and now-defunct Monte Cristo, the gold fever carried him to Bennett, where he and partner Ernest Levin built the Arctic Restaurant, which touted itself as the best-equipped in town.

It was open around the clock with “private boxes for ladies and parties,” according to an advertisement in the Dec. 9, 1899 edition of the Bennett Sun newspaper. The boxes typically included a bed and scale for weighing gold dust used to pay for “services,” according to a three-generational biography by Gwenda Blair, who traced the origins of the Trump family’s wealth. Of course, in the rough-and-tumble frontier towns of that era, the Arctic’s business model built on food, booze and sex was common.

“I would advise respectable women travelling alone, or with an escort, to be careful in their selection of hotels at Bennett,” according to a letter penned by “The Pirate” in the Yukon Sun on April 17, 1900. For single men, the Arctic offered excellent accommodations but women should avoid it “as they are liable to hear that which would be repugnant to their feelings and uttered, too, by the depraved of their own sex.”

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Miles Archer Oct 2016 OP
Panich52 Oct 2016 #1
Wounded Bear Oct 2016 #2
Miles Archer Oct 2016 #5
rzemanfl Oct 2016 #3
NightWatcher Oct 2016 #6
Snarkoleptic Oct 2016 #4
Chasstev365 Oct 2016 #7
Yonnie3 Oct 2016 #8
In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #9

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:39 AM

1. So he comes by his sex mania naturally?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:41 AM

2. K & R ......for visibility..

It really shouldn't matter, but fuck it. The mud is being slung. Might as well throw a few glops of it myself.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:53 AM

5. Nothing to gain versus nothing to lose and 10 days to go.

Ugliest, most contentious Presidential campaign of our lifetime. A Clinton win means that the obstructionist "performance" of Republicans in the House and Senate will ratchet up to new levels, and I say fuck it...let's win anyway and rub their worthless noses in every piece of legislature that they block, every attempt to better the lives of Americans that are deemed less important than the worthless bastards who attempt to block them.

Perfect justice would be a Clinton win and a House and Senate majority. It's not an impossibility, and it would be the dose of karma Republicans have had coming for the last 8 years (and beyond).

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:48 AM

3. Snowballing Trump.

K & R.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:01 PM

6. Ew

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 11:50 AM

4. From depraved to deplorable,

the apple does't fall far from the tree.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:08 PM

7. It was HUGE! Huge, believe me!

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:14 PM

8. Public Service!

So his grandfather was servicing the public.

Pun intended.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 12:28 PM

9. ...

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