126. The Heiress Tour | The Casino and Gordon Bennett!

In this week’s episode in our Heiress Tour, we explore the life and legend of James Gordon Bennett, Jr., known internationally for his sporting, sailing, and spending. His is a story you won’t soon forget – like the expletive that is named for him. Bennett is the man to blame for a great deal of the coming age in Newport R.I. when he establishes The Casino in 1880.

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