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Heir to the Hoorah: 1906

Heir to the Hoorah: 1906

1906. "Mobile, Alabama -- Old Market House at Royal and Church." Our title comes from the theatrical billboard next to the seafood market. View full size.


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Story synopsis:

The Hoorah mine in California has turned Joe Lacy, Bud and Bill into millionaires, but they all lament that, as single men, they have no children to whom they can leave their money. As a result, Bud and Bill convince Joe to get married. He makes only half-hearted attempts, however, until he falls in love with Geraldine Kent, whose social climbing mother hates Joe's bad breeding but adores his bank account. Soon after the wedding, Joe learns that Geraldine, at her mother's urging, married him only for his money, and so he leaves her. Then, a year later, he decides to track her down when he discovers that she has had a child. Because she has come to love him during their separation, Geraldine reconciles with Joe as soon as he finds her and then presents him with the heir he had wanted so badly.

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