Business & Finance: End of an Empire

When Depression nipped him in 1930, Cyrus Stephen Eaton had realized only one of his many ambitions. Out of a tiny utility property picked up cheap in the 1907 panic he had built one of the largest power & light systems in the U. S. He had wanted to form the Second Biggest Steel Company. As the largest investor in the largest rubber companies he had planned to bring peace to that warring industry. But. above all. this youngish man from Pugwash. Nova Scotia dreamed of a Midwest industrial empire, vast, powerful, autonomous. His...