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Dorothy Wright Author With Judy Julian and Martha Bertot- KEMMERER WYOMING, DIGGING FOR WESTERN HISTORY

KEMMERER WYOMING, DIGGING FOR WESTERN HISTORY

by Dorothy Wright With Judy Julian and Martha Bertot

Once again the author has captured a little known place of Wyoming’s past and preserved it through more than 100 photos along with oral histories, newspaper accounts and carefully documented information on this town in the southwest corner of Wyoming. The mines, the miners and the unions led Kemmerer to prosperity and the extablishment of the railroad, health care and other services in what was once a fronter town. In addition heritage, Kemmerer stakes her claim as the home of J.C. Penney’s first Golden Rule store, the harbinger of a retailing empire that would spread throughout the country and remains a major player in the world of American business to this day.

240 pgs ISBN: 978-1-932636-33-8 $24.95 Large Format

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Dorothy Wright Author with Norris Tratnik Author- ECHOES OF ELKOL, THE STORY OF A WESTERN COAL CAMP

ECHOES OF ELKOL, THE STORY OF A WESTERN COAL CAMP

by Dorothy Wright with Norris Tratnik

Life in the coal camps was often hard, but those stalwart souls rose about the difficulties and managed to come together as a close knit community. This is their story. Here are the facts about the business of coal, the hard labor of mining, the struggles of the workers and unions, the social arrangements, housing, schools and the place of women in that larely emigrant community. With the added illumination of newspaper articles, oral inteviews and more than 140 photographs, Elkol’s past comes to life.

232 pgs ISBN: 1-932636-07-2 $22.95. Large Format

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