Austin and the Reese River Mining District: Nevada's forgotten frontier

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dc.degree.department History en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph .D . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Abbe , Donald R en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -06 -06T20 :39 :02Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -18T20 :19 :14Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -06 -06T20 :39 :02Z
dc.date.issued 1982 -12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /13521 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study will follow the example set by Treasure Hill in order to present as broad and complete a picture of the history of the Reese River Mining District as possible , while also analyzing the relationship of Austin and the Reese River Mining District to western mining development as a whole . In this sense , 15 this work will be much more complete in its coverage than most of the works which it is meant to complement . A thorough examination of the history of Austin and the Reese River Mining District will eliminate a large void in Nevada's frontier and mining history . Only a handful of authors have dealt with the history of Austin or Reese River . The most notable work , Oscar Lewis' The Town that Died Laughing ; The Story of Austin , Nevada , Rambunctious Early -Days Mining Camp , and of Its Renowned Newspaper , The Reese River Reveille , is a lighthearted look at Austin's early days , centering on the antics of the local residents and the frontier mining -camp journalism of the Reese River Reveille . Lewis' work consists mainly of bits and pieces of social history and humorous tales extracted from the original copies of the Reese River Reveille . While entertaining , these vignettes of Austin's past are barely woven together by a skeletal historical narrative at the beginning of the book . The book is well written and fun to read , but not very informative . en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Silver mines and mining en_US
dc.subject Austin (Nev . ) en_US
dc.title Austin and the Reese River Mining District : Nevada's forgotten frontier en_US
dc.type Electronic Dissertation en_US

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Austin and the Reese River Mining District: Nevada's forgotten frontier. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /13521 .

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