A lawyer-turned-financier who is notoriously media shy, Mr.Edwards, 54, made his money through investments in Canadian oil and mining companies, owning stakes in Ensign Energy, Canada's second biggest oil services company, and Penn West, one of Canada's biggest energy trusts.The resulting increase in the world's gold supply stimulated global trade and investment.Historians have written extensively about the migration, trade, colonization and environmental history associated with gold rushes.Ironically, the commuter services inteurbans provided are actually making a comeback as LRT (light rail transit) systems as cities look for alternatives to increasingly crowded highways.
Earlier this week, Mueller testified that Coomer told him he met Swift before the show and had his hands on her backside. Coomer said Mueller was fired for violating a contract clause that permitted termination in cases of real or perceived behavior that reflected badly on the station.
A few, such as the Illinois Terminal and Piedmont & Northern, bucked this trend and blossomed into successful freight carriers while the Pacific Electric Railway is regarded as the greatest of all interurbans.
Most were out of the business by World War II and only one still operates today, the Iowa Traction Railway (others have shed their "interurban" status and now operate as short line freight carriers).
A gold rush is a new discovery of gold that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.
Major gold rushes took place in the 19th century in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and the United States, while smaller gold rushes took place elsewhere.