We Lived a Life and Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of a Mining Town

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Based on in-depth oral interviews with local residents, and rich archival sources,We Lived A Life and Then Some relates the common person’s struggle to overcome harsh working conditions and government neglect. The unique culture of the hardrock mining town of Cobalt is exposed through the eyes of retired miners, young welfare mothers, and grade-school children. Angus and Griffin reveal why, in spite of great adversity, Cobalt remains a distinctive and cohesive working-class community.


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