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Abandoned mining structures dot the Black Hills of South Dakota. Why were they built? What did people do there? Answers to these questions can be found in Chasing the Glitter: Black Hills Milling, 1874-1959.
Generously illustrated by historic photographs, Chasing the Glitter tells the story of the men, mills, and machines that teased precious metals from the reluctant ores of the Black Hills of South Dakota. Following the 1874 discovery of gold, miners with picks and pans swarmed to Dakota Territory ready to glean easy fortunes. Instead, they harvested disappointment when ores proved resistant to hand tools. Unable to finance costly recovery methods, prospectors sold their hard-rock claims to wealthy entrepreneurs and companies.
Three years later, the first mill began operating in Deadwood Gulch. Within ten years, mills were the most visible man-made features on the mining landscape. Their constantly blowing steam whistles and pounding machinery made them the noisiest, as well.
Less glamorous than the romantic adventurers who discovered the glitter in the streams, the engineers and the metallurgists who chased the glitter in the hard rock unlocked the secrets of the complex ores. They invented the recovery methods and machinery and built the mills. In the process, they made mining the premier industry in the Black Hills and contributed significantly to the world’s mineral-recovery industry. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Richmond L. Clow is professor of Native American Studies at the University of Montana in Missoula. The South Dakota native received B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of South Dakota and a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He has written numerous articles on American Indian and Black Hills topics. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Throughout the country, historic preservation has become a veritable industry. In New York City alone, the preservation movement has acquired a great deal of power, saving numerous edifices from the wrecking ball. New York is not alone, across the country, grassroots movements to preserve various aspects of the nation's past-Indian burial grounds, slave quarters and deco buildings. In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping American urban space and urban development; how historic preservation battles have reflected broader social forces; and what the changing nature of historic preservation bodes for the effort to preserve the nation's past.
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TASCHEN brings you a monumental retrospective of the entire program with comprehensive documentation, brilliant photographs from the period and, for the houses still in existence, contemporary photos, as well as extensive floor plans and sketches.