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Master of Arts (MA)
F. Ross Peterson
The thesis contains interesting and relevant information concerning the impact of the mining and milling industry on communities located within a geographically, socially, politically, and economically defined area in southwestern Colorado. This area supplied a tremendous amount of radium, vanadium, and uranlum In successlve eras. The author focuses primarily on Uravan, and examines the town's role in the uranium procurement program during World War II. The study of Uravan also provides information on the social structure of a company-owned community. Also examined are the ways in which government policies affected these small communities, and the impacts of the mining and milling industry upon the environment and human health.
Hardcastle, John A., ""Halfway Between Nobody Knows Where and Somebody's Starting Point". A History of the West End of Motrose County, Colorado" (1998). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2134.
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