AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  David Seaburn, iDenise Nowakowski, iPaddy Bostock, iIsabella Koldras, iJohn MacEachern, ijd young, iFumiko Takahashi, i

  Home > Western > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Norma Jean Richards Yount

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· 1 Titles
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Oct, 2009

Norma Jean Richards Yount, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Until Next Time
by Linda Alexander

Perry Conners, Arizona tycoon and soon-to-be politician, can't sleep or make love anymore, and he's losing all sense of reality. Is it the Devil's fault?..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Obama's Threat to America and Christianity
by Will Clark

This writing contains 25 articles that explore the dangers Barack Obama’s actions pose to the security and safety of our United States of America. It also exposes his ins..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Goldroad Arizona on Historic Route 66
by Norma Jean Richards Yount   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Category: 

Western

Publisher:  Aardvark Global ISBN-10:  9781427638526 Type: 
Pages: 

233

Copyright:  July 6, 2009 ISBN-13:  9781427638526
Non-Fiction

The author, Norma Jean Richards Yount, lived the "Golden Years" 1937-1942 in a small gold mining camp of Goldroad, Arizona and will never forget the experiences she shared with family and friends. Goldroad Arizona on Historic Route 66, is the story of her family and other families who lived in this small gold mining camp of Goldroad during the Great Depression. Here they found a safe harbor in a terrible storm. Included are stories about Oatman, Kingman, Katherine, and the Cyclopic Mill. Also included are her summer vacations with her Uncle Joe,who was a cattle inspector on Hoover Dam, and who also ran cattle on the Cyclopic Ranch.

The author’s purpose in sharing her memories is her desire to show that imperfect people, who live in an imperfect world, who honor their
commitments in their everyday lives by doing the ordinary mundane things required of them, will produce posterity who will also honor their commitments in their imperfect world.
To order call 480-888-1217 0r 480-688-2754

Price: $14.95 (eBook)
Amazon

  SYNOPSIS

    The Great Depression of 1929 brought many unfamiliar problems and unusual situations into the lives of the families and individuals who were caught up in its terrifying grasp. The day-to-day worry of how to put a roof over their heads and put food in their mouths was always foremost in their minds. My family, the Bill Richards family, was one of the many families from the closed Fierro/ Hanover New Mexico mines who found Goldroad Arizona as a safe harbor in a terrible storm.

    These families who found their way to Goldroad when it reopened in March 1937 were grateful for the opportunity, for the first time in five or more years, to once again feel secure in their ability to provide for their families. Day-to-day living in Goldroad offered many varied experiences.

    One such happening was the great Okie migration that made its way along the now famous Historic Route 66 that passed through Goldroad. Desperate families in old worn-out cars and trucks with all their earthly goods tied on top, made their way to California, the promised land, which was just a few short miles from Goldroad across the Colorado River. The Grapes of Wrath movie passed before their eyes almost on a daily basis.

    Another was the surprise attack December 7, 1941 by Japan on Pearl Harbor which threw our country into World War II and quickly put an end to life in Goldroad and sealed the fate of Goldroad as an operating gold mine for the next fifty years. The closure in early 1942 sent the supervisors and most of the miners and other workers in Goldroad to the company's new lead-zinc mine they had been forced to develop in Vanadium, a mining district located near Silver City, New Mexico.

    The nightly troop convoys the summer of 1942, before her family left Goldroad in November 1942, was one more reminder that the country was at war. The laughter and talk of these young soldiers, on their way to to who knows where or what, bounced off the high, rock cliffs as their noisy troop carriers wound their way on steep grades and winding curves through a silent, dying gold mining camp.

  Norma Jean Richards Yount





Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!





Featured Book
Starlight On Stone CRUX (ebook)
by Jansen Estrup

Climax of the Starlight On Stone saga in which the peace-bride, Harranish, must decide between dark vengeance in her own land and bright possibilities in the strange one ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Memoirs of an American Housewife in Japan
by Pauline Hager

An American housewife's husband is offered a position in Japan to work on a multinational project. After much soul-searching they accept, and their lives are never the sa..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members




Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.