Snowflakes and Quartz
Louis Wyman
Snowflakes and Quartz Image Cover
Publisher:Simpler Way Book Co
Place Published:Silverton, CO
Subjects: Colorado, History, Local, Mining, Railroads, Biography, History, San Juan Mountains (Colo. and N.M.), Silver mines and mining, Silverton (Colo.), Wyman, Louis

Summary: "Snowflakes and Quartz is a most unusual book documenting life growing up in a mining town at the turn of the century in western Colorado. Louis Wyman was the man who lived that life, writing what it was like traveling in the first car to come to town as a young boy; what it was like working in the mines; the hardships; the humor; the funny characters in town. And then, writing of the sadness and trauma as be watched his town of Silverton, once one of the most famous camps of the West, slowly fade. Almost forty short stories are gathered here. They'll make you laugh and they'll make you cry. Almost fifty photographs and the author's good writing help to preserve past with learning about and remembering. Second Printing 21 years later!"