Alberta Titans: From Rags to Riches During Alberta's Pioneer Days
"All the kids at school called him "Millionaire Max"" He was given the nickname because he was always insisting to his classmates that he would be very rich one day... The kids at school snickered, but Max figured he would have the last laugh."They came west looking for new opportunities and they succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Entrepreneurs such as James Lougheed, Max Bell, Eric Harvie, and A.E. Cross all had a few characteristics in common: they were exceptionally ambitious and took enormous risks. And they went from rags to riches.
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One Suitcase and a Butcher
The Brewmaster A E Cross
The Radio Pioneer Gordon Love
The Philanthropist Eric Harvie
The Accountant Francis Winspear
Buckskin and Oil Bill Herron
At the Races Max Bell
The Producer Joe Shoctor
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