POISONED, RUINED, AND self-cannibalized, this city is still the grandest of all boomtowns
The author leads a search for hidden treasure in the amazingly complete documentary history of a California ghost town
When copper-country miners went on strike, the owners brought thugs from the slums of New York to northern Michigan. The struggle led to an event that killed a city.
U-Boom on the Colorado Plateau
BLOOD FLOWED IN THE PERENNIALLY TROUBLESOME COALFIELDS IN 1921, WHEN THOUSANDS OF MINERS DECIDED THEIR RIGHT TO ORGANIZE WAS WORTH FIGHTING FOR
Man, Land, and History in the Deepest Gorge on Earth
Western miners, the hard-rock stiffs, were as tough and horny-handed a breed of men as any in the world.
The Idaho mine war broke into flame in 1892 and cast a glare with very long shadows
They had no chair lifts, and they called their skis snowshoes, but they were the fastest men alive
Underschooled and ill-equipped, the men who attended the pioneers practiced a rugged brand of medicine—but they made some major advances all the same