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

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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, 9.8 × 6.7 × 0.5 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

by Brit Griffin, Charlie Angus
Illustrator Sally Lawrence

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 176 pages, 9.8 × 6.7 × 0.5 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.

Charlie Angus has served as the NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. In 1985 he formed the Juno-nominated alt-country band Grievous Angels. He became involved in politics through his organizing efforts to stop the Adams Mine garbage proposal and numerous plans to import PCBs to Northern Ontario. He is author/co-author of five books on Northern Ontario life and culture including We Lived a Life and Then Some and Mirrors of Stone.

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."