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The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town: Thurber, 1886–1933 (Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities)

Gentry, Mary Jane

Verlag: Texas A&M University Press, 2008
ISBN 10: 1585446297 / ISBN 13: 9781585446292
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Titel: The Birth of a Texas Ghost Town: Thurber, ...

Verlag: Texas A&M University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In its heyday, Thurber was home to coal miners and brick plant workers from Italy, Poland, and as many as fourteen other European nations, not to mention the many Mexican immigrants who came to the area. This work presents the history of a Texas coal town, its rise and decline, and provides a unique window into a bygone era. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_1585446297

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Inhaltsangabe: In its heyday, Thurber was home to coal miners and brick plant workers from Italy, Poland, and as many as fourteen other European nations, not to mention the many Mexican immigrants who came to the area. In this, her master?s thesis, Mary Jane Gentry, who started the first grade in Thurber and graduated as valedictorian of its high school in 1930, records first-hand memories of the town?s vibrant charm.

Now edited and with an introduction by T. Lindsay Baker, Gentry?s lively history of the rise and decline of a Texas coal town provides a unique window into a bygone era. Her narrative of rancorous labor disputes, corporate machinations, and the eventual shuttering of the plants and virtual disappearance of the once-thriving town will allow Thurber to live again, if only in the minds of her readers.

Über den Autor: MARY JANE GENTRY died in 1996, after a long and distinguished teaching career in Texas in Thurber, Springer Gap, San Angelo, Austin, and Odessa, where she retired from a tenured teaching position at Odessa CollegeT. LINDSAY BAKER directs Tarleton State University?s W. K. Gordon Center for the Industrial History of Texas, located at the former town site of Thurber, and holds the W. K. Gordon Endowed Chair in History at the university. He lives in Rio Vista, Texas

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