We Lived A Life And Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of A Mining Town

by Brit Griffin, Charlie Angus
Illustrator Sally Lawrence

Between the Lines | December 4, 1996 | Trade Paperback

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Based on in-depth oral interviews with local residents, and rich archival sources, We Lived A Life and Then Some relates the common person''s struggle to overcome harsh working conditions and government neglect. The unique culture of the hardrock mining town of Cobalt is exposed through the eyes of retired miners, young welfare mothers, and grade-school children. Angus and Griffin reveal why, in spite of great adversity, Cobalt remains a distinctive and cohesive working-class community.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: December 4, 1996

Publisher: Between the Lines

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1896357067

ISBN - 13: 9781896357065

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We Lived A Life And Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of A Mining Town

We Lived A Life And Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of A Mining Town

by Brit Griffin, Charlie Angus
Illustrator Sally Lawrence

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: December 4, 1996

Publisher: Between the Lines

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1896357067

ISBN - 13: 9781896357065

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements

Foreword

Lawrence McBrearty

Introduction

Part One: Making a Place in History
1
A Hammer and a Fox
2 William Trethewey Comes to Cobalt
3 Tents in the Bush
4 Dancing on the Stage of the World
5 The Coming of the Ladies
6 Fire and Plague
7 Featuring a Cast of Thousands
8 Big Jim McGuire
9 The Whistle Blows Nine Times
10 Learning from the School of Life
11 The Prince Finally Comes

Part Two: Within Living Memory
12
The Friendless Finn
13 A Playground Like No Other
14 Gabriel Blows His Horn
15 The War Years
16 The Days of the Silver Miller
17 Hanging Out at the Minerva
18 Playing in the Drifts
19 Fighting at the Fraser
20 Searching for the High-Grade
21 Every Mother''s Mistake
22 Struck Down by Fire

Part Three: Picking Up the Pieces
23
The Longest Decade
24 Once It''s Gone
Conclusion

Chapter Sources

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography
  • Interviews
  • Journals, Articles
  • Reports
  • Books

From the Publisher

Based on in-depth oral interviews with local residents, and rich archival sources, We Lived A Life and Then Some relates the common person''s struggle to overcome harsh working conditions and government neglect. The unique culture of the hardrock mining town of Cobalt is exposed through the eyes of retired miners, young welfare mothers, and grade-school children. Angus and Griffin reveal why, in spite of great adversity, Cobalt remains a distinctive and cohesive working-class community.

About the Author

Charlie Angus has served as the NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since June 2004.
Brit Griffin is the publisher of High Grader Magazine.

From Our Editors

Born out of a turn-of-the-century silver bonanza, the mining community of Cobalt, Ontario, spurred a worldwide speculative boom. Based on in-depth interviews with local residents and rich archival sources, We Lived a Life and Then Some reveals the unique culture of a hardrock mining town. A culture that lives for the long-shot winner and the lucky roll of the dice, Cobalt has lost almost as many times as it's won in the mining crap shoot.

Editorial Reviews

"A fast-moving, highly readable tale." --Mick Lowe, Northern Life
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