a snap shot from my past Posted on September 18, 2019 by Cynthia My first time picking out art supplies! The owner of the wrecking yard told me I could take what I wanted! Prosser, Washington Today’s quote: “It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.”– Edward Henry HarrimanAbout Edward Henry HarrimanAmerican railroad owner and financier Edward Henry Harriman modernized much of the nation’s railways. He was born on February 20, 1848 in New York. He dropped out of school at 14 to work on Wall Street. By age 22, he had a seat on the NY Stock Exchange. After he bought the Union Pacific, he inspected every mile of the aging rail system. In 1899, he organized a scientific exploration of the Alaska coastline. His estate outside New York City is now Harriman State Park. He died on September 9, 1909.