The promoters made Hawthornes name central to their sales pitch. One of the worthless Canadian companies Hawthorne and his friends promoted was named after him.
Julian Hawthorne was a novelist like his father Nathaniel Hawthorne. When his novels didnt make enough money, he turned his talent for fiction to writing lies for Canadian mining-company publicity.
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