Coin Harvey, Prophet Of Monte Ne

1343 words - 5 pages

William Hope Harvey was born the fifth of six children on August 16, 1851 to Colonel Robert Trigg Harvey and Anna Limbroux. Called Billy in his youth, Harvey went to school in a log house during the civil war, taught a term at sixteen, and graduated law school at nineteen. The book, “Coin Harvey, Prophet of Monte Ne” by Lois Snelling, was commissioned by the Benton County Historical Society to chronicle Harvey’s life from his birth on a farm in Buffalo, Virginia to the impact he would have on the Northwest Arkansas area well after his death on February 11, 1936 in Monte Ne, Arkansas. This book explores, briefly, the lives of Coin’s neighbors, past and contemporary.
On a stop in Colorado during a business trip to California in 1883, Coin became fascinated with silver and took up a pick to try his hand at mining. Calling his mine “Silver Bell,” Harvey’s mine was the second largest producer in the area; however, due to the increase in transportation costs, increasing labor unrest, and the plummeting market value of silver, Harvey abandoned his mine. From Coin’s mining days, he formed an interest in silver as opposed to gold as the U.S. monetary system standard. In 1891, he became the chairman of the Trans-Mississippi Congress, whose interest was in promoting legislation that would benefit the states west of the Mississippi.
After moving to Chicago, Harvey established a printing press and published a weekly magazine called “Coin”. Although his printing company was unsuccessful, he wrote and published a series of inexpensive books called “Coin’s Financial School,” dedicated to the idea of replacing gold with silver as the monetary system. These books not only gave Harvey the nickname he would be known as for the rest of his life, but also made him well known across the United States. Coin reportedly said “vote for gold standard is a vote for England. A vote against it is a vote for America;” these books were well received and granted him some respect in the political arena. In 1895, he was invited to debate with Roswell G. Horr of the New York Tribune, who argued for keeping gold as the monetary standard. The debate between the two men broke the record for overall length of time and total number of words; even though Harvey was not seen as a great speaker, his intensity and sincere belief in his cause gave others the impression of his faith in his cause.
Coin in Arkansas
Coin revised the small town of Silver Springs into a resort town and renamed it Monte Ne. The quaint town sported: two hotel; a golf course; a scandalous (for the time) enclosed swimming pool; newspaper; bank; and a 25-mile railroad that would leave the visitor at a platform to wait for the gondola which was imported from Italy where the guest would be ferried across the water by a gondolier to the hotel. The two hotels, Oklahoma Row and Missouri Row held the record for the longest log buildings in the world.
Purchasing the 320 acre tracks of land that Silver Springs sat on,...

Find Another Essay On Coin Harvey, Prophet of Monte Ne

Who Assassinated John F. Kennedy? Essay

2217 words - 9 pages tragedy on November 22, 1963, affected the world. Much may not be known about that day but one thing is true, Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Works Cited Calloff, Pamelattall, Michael. “The Conspiracy Theories.” Texas Monthly 26.11 (1998): 128. MasterFILE Premier. EBSCO. Web. 27 Oct. 2011. Cook, Monte. The Skeptic's Guide to Conspiracies. Avon: F+W Media, Inc., 2009. 61-77. Print. Korte

The essay was written from the artist's prespective. I had to put myself in the shoes of an artist and describe what I thought was the value of art.

1585 words - 6 pages no wife or children to ease me into death. I have worked with some of the greatest artists of our time; Filippo Brunelleschi, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Michelozzo Di Bartolomeo, and have made friends with many more. When I started working with Ghiberti as an assistant in 1404 on the Baptistery doors in Florence I never believed my work would take me this far.When people look at my sculptor of the prophet Habbakuk2 and Saint Mark3 in Or San Michele

Eugene O'Neill

2416 words - 10 pages the theater, his father's theater. Eugene once said when asked about his early life: " I was nursed in the back wings of dressing rooms."(Sheaffer 10) James became well known for his role in The Count of Monte Cristo, which entered its sixth season after Eugene was born. Night after night James would receive thunderous applause when he proclaimed: "Saved! Mine, the treasures on Monte Cristo! The world is mi-n-ne!" Eventually after

Product Manager Report for Heinz Tomato Ketchup

966 words - 4 pages first product was horseradish, followed by pickles and tomato ketchup. Through the course of time, the company often changed it names and heads. Today we sell 1,300 products worldwide, do business in 200 countries with 41,000 (2005) employees and have a revenue of 8.643 billion USD (2006). Today, the headquarters is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently William R. Johnson is the Chairman, President and CEO (Chief Executive Officer

Biography of Edmund Spenser

1195 words - 5 pages Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he was registered as a “sizar” (meaning impoverished) scholar. D. Spenser started as a poet by translating some poems for a volume of anti-Catholic propaganda. E. He received a B.A. degree in 1573 and the M.A. in 1576 II. Influences and Vocations. A. He began his friendship with Gabriel Harvey, an eccentric Cambridge don, humanist, and pamphleteer. Their correspondence shows that both men were passionately

La Fnac: Strat

2923 words - 12 pages Champs-Elysées d'un coin café pour plus de convivialité.Thanks to its financial power, FNAC can retaliate on industrials and majors in order to get cheaper prices.This year the strategy is more oriented client and not product.FNAC takes care of its image and makes its stores more attraktiv by using Virgin's technics such as : Guest stars Rise of hearing points Creation of coffee counter ( in champs elysees)

Market Efficiency

2314 words - 9 pages compared to forecasts generated by a model that utilizes a given financial variable using two test statistics. The first, due to McCracken (2004), is a variant of the Diebold and Mariano (1995) and statistic that tests for equal predictive ability and we also use statistic designed to test for prediction encompassing, a variant of the Harvey et al. (1998) statistic due to Clark and McCracken (2001). Importantly, Clark and McCracken (2001, 2004) found

World War II.

3670 words - 15 pages the Rhône River. They made contact with Bradley's forces near Dijon in the second week of September.Allied Advances in Italy(1944). The Italian campaign passed into the shadow of Overlord in the summer of 1944. Clark's Fifth Army, comprising French and Poles as well as Americans, took Monte Cassino on May 18. A breakout from the Anzio beachhead five days later forced the Germans to abandon the whole Gustav line, and the Fifth Army entered

Johnson County Stock War: Big Business versus Small Ranchers

1575 words - 6 pages . Sunset Magazine. Retrieved October 30, 2006 from 25576. Harvey, Mark E., A Civil War in Wyoming: A Centennial Commemoration of the Johnson County War. M.A., American Studies Program, December 1992. Pfeifer, Michael J. (2004). Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society: 1874-1947. Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Retrieved October 30, 2006 from .

Marketing: L'Oreal

7985 words - 32 pages : Organics, Sunsilk, Thermosilk- Douche, Bain : Dove, Lux, Vaseline, Pond's- Soin buccal : Mentadent, Signal, Close-up- Parfums : Very Valentine, House of Cerruti, Calvin Klein1.1.3 - Procter & GamblePROCTER & GAMBLE, c'est une entreprise qui se caractérise par la diversification de ses produits, qui, tout comme UNILEVER ne se dédie pas uniquement à un seul type de produits. Elle regroupe un grand de produits

Animal Experimentation

1791 words - 7 pages scientists to coin the word 'vitamin.' In 1920, Banting and Best isolated insulin, which led to therapy for diabetes mellitus. Mter 1920, the results of science-based biological research and their medical applications followed so rapidly and in such numbers that they cannot be catalogued here.Concerns over Animal UseThe first widespread opposition to the use of animals in research was expressed in the nineteenth century. Even before this, however

Similar Essays

Humanity And Mammonism Essay

1829 words - 7 pages Humanity and Mammonism -inside the Count of Monte Cristo In the research of western literature, the Mammonism and Humanity seem to be the eternal theme. Humanity has appeared firstly in Italy in 15th Century, the time of the Renaissance of Culture. Then it led to a philosophic debate on human rights for several centuries. In the other hand, with the development of the modern industry, western people paid more and more attention to the value of

The Sculptors Funeral Essay

592 words - 2 pages people. As with the rest of the story Willa is really trying to make the reader understand her point. I can't agree with the concept that prophets are never honored in their own town.Although I disagree with the statement, Harvey Merrik is a prophet of self-establishment and the hardships everyone goes through, and is still not recognized in his hometown.These prophets may not be recognized while they are living, but after their death and

Classification Essay

1597 words - 6 pages anyone who is bad, although this makes a vigilante then criminals. However his method are very villainous and not reasonable since decide their faith by fling a coin to his victims. This also shows how Harvey Dent not only lost faith to authorities, but to his campaign and he stood for and himself. This theme for Harvey Dent's downfall is related to the theme of "Dover Beach" but in a very different way from each other, because for "Dover Beach" it

The Analysis Of Quentin Tarantino As A Director

1506 words - 6 pages Romance. This was part of another story he wrote called Natural Born Killers which he never accredited himself to as his original screenplay was very much altered before the film was released. Before the True Romance movie was released he met Monte Hellman who read another script he had written and helped secure him funding and directorship for the movie. The result was reservoir dogs which played to great critical acclaim at