Goldroad Arizona on Historic Route 66: The Golden Years
by Norma Jean Richards Yount
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Goldroad Arizona is the story of the small mining camp of Goldroad, which was located on Historic Route 66. The book focuses on life in the camp from the Great Depression on into World War II. Mrs. Yount lived in Goldroad from age five through eleven, when the family moved in 1942. Goldroad is divided into historical sections, including life during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and subsequent Okie Migration that went through Goldroad, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the subsequent War Effort, and ultimately the forced move to a lead-zinc mine in Vanadium, New Mexico. The stories contained in Goldroad take place in Kingman, Oatman, Katherine, Cyclopic Mill, Cyclopic Ranch, and, of course, Goldroad. The book also contains nearly 70 pictures, many of which have been digitally restored and enhanced. The epilogue updates the reader on the happenings of the families covered in the stories.
This book tells the true story of what life was like in a mining camp back in the day. The author has done a wonderful, detailed job with this book. You won't be disappointed.
All copies are signed by the author.
Paperback, 221 pages.