BOOM COPPER by Angus Murdook

BOOM COPPER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the story of Michigan's 150 mile copper range, from the preposterous, premature, greedy boom days of the 1840's down to the present. Interwoven is the life in boom-camp towns, cold, hunger, moderate dissolution, and the personalities who played a part in fact and legend. Douglas Houghton, the Columbus: the fortune hunters who followed him but didn't know how to prospect; Sam Knapp, who hit a jackpot; Hulbert who was led to the richest lode by a herd of pigs, etc. The discovery of virgin copper, when pure copper was unheard of, the lesser motif of silver; peak days during the first war, to be followed by the depression, labor troubles, with no betterment today. Good indigenous material, for the early Holbrook market.

Pub Date: March 9th, 1942
Publisher: Macmillan