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Before the Nukes chronicles the fascinating history of the area of the Nevada Test Site. Told with photos, maps, and logs are the stories of occupation by Native Americans, the crossing of the area by the Death Valley '49ers, the mining ventures and ghost towns, and the people who braved formidable hardships to live there.
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Before the Nukes is the story of indomitable people who were there before fences and badges in a forbidding, barren, desolate area the size of Rhode Island with only seven scattered springs. Go back 10,000 years where occupation was, as anthropologist Frederick Worman said, "a tribute to man's ability to adapt to any envirnoment. Cross the area with the Death Valley '49er party and their heroine, Juliet Brier. Travel the area with Denver physician Dr. Margaret Long in 1928. Experience life in the gold boomtown of Wahmonie with famous painter Clyde Forsythe. Spend some time in the 1920's with B. M. Bower, author of 70 western novels. These stories and others will convince you the Nevada Test Site does have a truly remarkable history.From the Author:
For those who think the history of the Nevada Test Site prior to nuclear testing is written solely in geological terms, Before the Nukes will change your mind. It is the story of people whose very existence in the area is, as anthropologist Frederick Worman said, "a tribute to man's ability to adapt to nearly any environment." Meet the men and plucky women who endured the hardships of an unforgiving desert to tell their stories.
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Book Description Lansing Publications, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX096347491X
Book Description Lansing Publications, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M096347491X