Colorado Mining Stories: Hazards, Heroics and Humor

Colorado Mining Stories: Hazards, Heroics and Humor

by Caroline Arlen
     
 

Colorado Mining Stories is a collection of tales depicting the hazards, heroics and humor of hardrock mining in Colorado. While collecting the stories for her book, Caroline Arlen would hear the same type of contradictions. Most men and the few women who worked the mines would talk about how they loved mining and in their next breath would tell about horrific… See more details below

Overview

Colorado Mining Stories is a collection of tales depicting the hazards, heroics and humor of hardrock mining in Colorado. While collecting the stories for her book, Caroline Arlen would hear the same type of contradictions. Most men and the few women who worked the mines would talk about how they loved mining and in their next breath would tell about horrific accidents that happened daily.

These miners put their lives on the line, hoping they would not be the next one to die or be maimed in a cave-in, premature explosion or by a falling slab. But mining was a way of life that paid well and created a close community where folks found it necessary and important to look after each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890437749
Publisher:
Western Reflections Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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