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By Duane A. Smith

The Eighteen Nineties have been a tumultuous decade in American heritage, with fiscal melancholy, battle, heated politics, and hard work conflicts surrounding America?‚?’s emergence as an international energy. by contrast chaotic heritage, existence within the rowdy western mining city of Durango, Colorado, and the quiet agricultural hamlet of Sandwich, Illinois, worlds aside. In A story of 2 cities, historian Duane Smith takes a comparative examine Durango and Sandwich with the intention to be sure what lifestyles was once like in those small groups. His interesting examine, in line with a detailed exam of papers, municipal documents, and private correspondence, deals a different portrait of daily life in those cities. A story of 2 cities exhibits how small city lifestyles a century in the past in those groups used to be really comparable, and hauntingly conventional to lifestyles in every one city at the present time.

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William B. Ferdmans, 1972), 267. 4. Gross, Past and Present, 1:93, 107, 115, 162-63, 303-06, 319-20. Sandwich Free Press, July 23 and Nov. 5, 1896. Argus, Jan. 11, 1879; Jan. 11, 1896; June 19, 1897. Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois (Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1885), 795, 870-71. Richard Critchfield, Trees, Why Do You Wait? (Washington: Island Press, 1991), 12, 25, 29-30. Population of the United States in 1860 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864), 90. Overton, Burlington Route, 47, 50-51, 64-66.

Works such as Robert Dykstra's The Cattle Towns (1970), Carl Abbott's The Metropolitan Frontier (1993), Gunther Barth's Instant Cities (1975), Lionel Frost's The New Urban Frontier (1991), Lawrence Larson's The Urban West as the End of the Frontier (1978), Richard Francaviglia's Main Street Revisited (1996), and Bradford Luckingham's The Urban Southwest (1982), present research on Western towns with similar economic bases or compare larger cities. David Hamer's New Towns in the New World (1990) is a comparative study of nineteenth-century urban settlement in the West, the Canadian West, Australia, and New Zealand.

Denver lay a day and a half away by train, and no challengers threatened nearby. With no serious rivals, Durango, the largest community at that time on Colorado's Western Slope (the largely unsettled forty percent of the state beyond the Continental Divide), exhibited glowing prospects. The D&RG had come for more reasons than to tap the San Juan silver mines and to start a new community. It opened up nearby coal mines, which provided fuel for its engines and a profitable product to transport. Denver & Rio Grande leadership also established, across the river from Durango, the San Juan & New York Smelter (later renamed the San Juan Smelter), which seemed destined to become one of the largest smelters in the region.

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