Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon

Hard Times in Paradise: Coos Bay, Oregon

by William G. Robbins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295985488

ISBN-13: 9780295985480

Pub. Date: 06/15/2006

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay’s transition from

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Blessed with vast expanses of virgin timber, a good harbor, and a San Francisco market for its lumber, the Coos Bay area once dubbed itself "a poor man's paradise." A new Prologue and Epilogue by the author bring this story of gyppo loggers, longshoremen, millwrights, and whistle punks into the twenty-first century, describing Coos Bay’s transition from timber town to a retirement and tourist community, where the site of a former Weyerhaeuser complex is now home to the Coquille Indian Tribe’s The Mill Casino.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295985480
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Map 1 Coos County, Oregon Map 2 Coos Bay area

Prologue to the Revised EditionPreface to the Original EditionIntroduction1) Poor Man's Paradise2) An Empire Itself3) The "Big Mill" and Its World4) Logging the Coos Timber5) Getting By6) Surviving the Great Depression7) The Second World War8) Lumber Capital of the World9) Timber Fever10) Bosses and Workers11) Hard Times and SurvivorsPost Mortem: Reflections on the Present ConditionEpilogue to the Revised EditionNotesIndex

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