Publication date: 1988
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Nevada's Twentieth-Century Mining Boom
Tonopah, Goldfield, Ely
With its wealth of little-known historical data, Nevada's Twentieth-Century Mining Boom chronicles the classic pattern of gold and silver rushes and emphasizes the differences between Nevada's two boom periods--the Comstock Lode of the 19th century and the latter-day boom period of the 20th century. Foreword by Jerome Edwards.
“Rarely has anyone given us a better insight into life in company towns than is offered here.” —Rodman W. Paul, Pacific-Northwest Quarterly
“A significant contribution to the historical literature of the American West, as well as to that of Nevada.” —Richard O. Davies, Arizona and the West
“What makes Mining Boom unique is not the historical accuracy of the piece, an Elliot trademark, but that he was able to personalize the material, particularly the coverage of White Pine, and keep the era of relatively current history moving. . . . Now that the copper industry that dominated White Pine for most of the century and the gold bonanzas that brought life to Tonopah and Goldfield are just chapters in Nevada’s past, Elliott’s work stands as a more valid historical epic than ever.” —Jack Fleming, Ely Daily Times, June 1988