Rockefeller: The Story Of The Pipeline Sabotage

Speaker- Chistopher, Historian and author of a book

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Rockefeller employed several strategies to try to some for the pipeline the pipeline company had to buy a single on broken stripped of land over a hundred miles long in order to complete the pipeline and so what Rockefeller did was try as hard as he could to buy all of the land rights in blocking stripped in addition to just sort of trying to by these property rights Rockefeller was also completely happy to fight dirty so she would send agents into the feel that pretended to be pipeline employees to throw off the progress on the project and he even higher someone who ended up dressing has a bomb and that bomb would sit outside the pipelines Telegraph office where you can actually here the quick quick of the Telegraph memorize those messages and up reporting them back to standard oil up for this was frontier capitalism at it sort of dirtiest and perhaps most representative