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Bags of Money

11 Outlandish Ways Aristocrats Displayed Their Wealth During the Gilded Age

Source: Mental Floss

Imagine having a bathroom of gold or rerouting an entire train track and moving a town in order to avoid the sight of train smoke. These weren’t the actions of finicky royals, but instead a reality for tycoons and socialites during the Gilded Age. Read more about the outrageous ways people spent their money.

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