Mark Tovey

Articles by Mark Tovey

October 30, 1929. A brisk autumn’s day in Manhattan. The Savoy-Plaza Hotel’s thirty-three stories cast a long shadow over Central Park. At the base of the hotel a financier lies freshly fallen, motionless, while his last breath, wrenched...
The 1849 Gold Rush sped up California's admission to the Union as the 31st state in that year.