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The gas boom of east central Indiana

Author: James A Glass; David Kohrman
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia, ©2005.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"One of the most dramatic eras in Indiana history, the natural gas boom in the east central region transformed a mostly agricultural area into a major industrial center. The discovery of natural gas created major cities in the place of county seat towns, boomtowns where there had been villages, and factories towering over former farm land. The impact of the boom lived on even after gas itself failed. Through a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Glass; David Kohrman
ISBN: 0738539635 9780738539638
OCLC Number: 61885891
Description: 128 pages : chiefly illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: The discovery of natural gas --
Muncie --
Anderson --
Kokomo --
Marion --
The smaller communities --
The second wave --
Boom goes bust --
Legacies of the gas boom.
Series Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: James A. Glass and David Kohrman.
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"One of the most dramatic eras in Indiana history, the natural gas boom in the east central region transformed a mostly agricultural area into a major industrial center. The discovery of natural gas created major cities in the place of county seat towns, boomtowns where there had been villages, and factories towering over former farm land. The impact of the boom lived on even after gas itself failed. Through a collection of vintage images, authors James A. Glass and David G. Kohrman provide an overview of the boom era and its legacy in the four county seats of the gas belt: Muncie, Anderson, Kokomo, and Marion, as well as smaller communities such as Elwood, Fairmount, and Gas City. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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