We Lived A Life And Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of A Mining Town by Charlie AngusWe Lived A Life And Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of A Mining Town by Charlie Angus

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

byCharlie Angus, Brit GriffinIllustratorSally Lawrence

Paperback | December 4, 1996

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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.

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 involv...
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Title:We Lived A Life And Then Some: The Life, Death, and Life of A Mining TownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.8 × 6.7 × 0.5 inPublished:December 4, 1996Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896357067

ISBN - 13:9781896357065

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Table of Contents

**Acknowledgements

Foreword**Lawrence McBrearty

**Introduction

Part One: Making a Place in History1** A Hammer and a Fox2 William Trethewey Comes to Cobalt3 Tents in the Bush4 Dancing on the Stage of the World5 The Coming of the Ladies6 Fire and Plague7 Featuring a Cast of Thousands8 Big Jim McGuire9 The Whistle Blows Nine Times10 Learning from the School of Life11 The Prince Finally Comes

Part Two: Within Living Memory12 The Friendless Finn13 A Playground Like No Other14 Gabriel Blows His Horn15 The War Years16 The Days of the Silver Miller17 Hanging Out at the Minerva18 Playing in the Drifts19 Fighting at the Fraser20 Searching for the High-Grade21 Every Mother's Mistake22 Struck Down by Fire

Part Three: Picking Up the Pieces23 The Longest Decade24 Once It's Gone**Conclusion

Chapter Sources

Glossary of Terms

Bibliography**

  • Interviews
  • Journals, Articles
  • Reports
  • Books

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.”