Boomtowns of the Old West Life in the Old West Series by Bobbie Kalman
A gold rush or the arrival of a railroad could turn a sleepy village into a boomtown overnight! Authentic photographs feature the townspeople of Boomtowns of the West and the often difficult conditions in which they lived. Detailed illustrations help show: • how towns were built • what kinds of businesses sprang up • why entertainment halls were so popular • the role women played in boomtowns • the dangerous job of sheriff and how the North West Mounted Police helped stop lawlessness in the West • the railroad’s devastating impact on Native peoples
Paperback, c1999, 32 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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