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Author Ragsdale, Kenneth Baxter, 1917-2015.

Title Quicksilver : Terlingua and the Chisos Mining Company / by Kenneth Baxter Ragsdale ; foreword by Joe B. Frantz
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [1976]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations
Contents Discovery and early development -- Perry opens his mine -- The basic necessities: wagons, wood, and water -- Perry assumes control -- Facilities of civilization -- The lengthening shadow -- School bells and ballot boxes -- The biggest store between Del Rio and El Paso -- The Rainbow Mine episode -- When the blue eagle screamed -- Events that hastened the fall -- Bankruptcy -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. history of quicksilver -- Appendix B. the controversial survey -- Appendix C. the Scott furnace -- Appendix D. monthly furnace record
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1974, under title: The history of the Chisos Mining Company
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-316) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Chisos Mining Company -- History.
Mercury mines and mining -- Texas -- Terlingua district -- History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585174741 (electronic bk.)
9780585174747 (electronic bk.)