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Hard as the rock itself : place and identity in the American mining town

Author: David Robertson
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2006.
Series: Mining the American West.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first intensive analysis of sense of place in American mining towns, [book title] provides rare insight into the struggles and rewards of life in these communities. [author] contends that these communities ... have a strong and enduring sense of place and have even embraced some of the signs of so-called dereliction. [author] documents the history of Toluca, Illinois; Cokedale, Colorado; and Picher, Oklahoma,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robertson, David, 1966-
Hard as the rock itself.
Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2006
(OCoLC)654729855
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Robertson
ISBN: 0870818503 9780870818509
OCLC Number: 68799582
Description: xiv, 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The mining imaginary : place, identity, and the mining landscape --
Toluca : the Longwall mining district. A "rip-roaring" town. Mine closure and community survival. Mining's legacies. Saving the jumbos. Reclaiming the jumbos --
Cokedale : the Trinidad coal field. A model company town. The utopian myth. Mine closure and community survival. Life and landscape in the post-mining era. Preserving Cokedale --
Picher : the tri-state mining district. Landscape and identity in early Picher. "Sores beyond cure." Hard as the rock itself. Mine closure and community survival. The tragedy of Tar Creek. Whither relocation? The "town that Jack built" --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Mining the American West.
Responsibility: David Robertson.
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"The first intensive analysis of sense of place in American mining towns, [book title] provides rare insight into the struggles and rewards of life in these communities. [author] contends that these communities ... have a strong and enduring sense of place and have even embraced some of the signs of so-called dereliction. [author] documents the history of Toluca, Illinois; Cokedale, Colorado; and Picher, Oklahoma, from the mineral discovery phase through mine closure, telling for the first time how these century-old mining towns have survived and how sense of place has played a vital role."--Book jacket.

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