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Chapter 8, Lesson 4: Life in a Mining Community (pp. 160-163)

I. Wealth of the Rockies

II. A Boom Town

    A. When so many people came to Leadville, it became a boom town.

    B. Miners mined gold, copper, silver, and other minerals in more than 240 mines.

    C. Some people became very rich, and some did not.

III. The Silver Runs Out
    A. Silver became less valuable, and miners made less money.

    B. Most of the silver had been discovered, and there was little left to mine.

    C. Because there was little money to be made in Leadville, people left the town.

    D. Leadville's days as a boom town were over.

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