Boom Town


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Boom Town

originally, a western town that prospered suddenly, usually because of gold mines nearby. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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Boom Towns is full of helpful ideas for officials who would rather preside over a growing, increasingly prosperous city than one they could milk for short-run political benefits.
I could even add a third book, Dark Age Ahead, for its ability to portray the world that could He ahead of us if the insights contained within Boom Towns are ignored.
Hydraulic fracturing has created new boom towns across the United States, but for towns such as Williston, N.
The Welsh coast has been shown to have some of the biggest property boom towns in the UK.
Backed by new band the Rent Okillers, Geldof performed a two-hour set of solo material and choice cuts from last year's Best Of The Boom town Rats compilation.
They began searching for base metals in a known camp near the one-time boom town of Silver Centre, when they stumbled across a heterolithic lamprophyre with diamond fragments during the 2000 exploration season.
Perhaps the best proof of this mass preference is the boom town of Las Vegas, the object of endless, overwritten rants by Kunstler--not to mention more cogent criticism of practically every other urban critic in America today.
It includes the boom town Fort McMurray, the hub of the tar sands oil exploration.
Of course, northwest Arkansas is still a boom town.
DANCE ISN'T usually the first thing people associate with McCarthy, a former mining boom town located on the edge of Alaska's Wrangell Mountains.
I hauled water, did laundry in a tin tub, cooked on a woodstove, bathed infrequently and, while exploring a former silvermining boom town, found a book I can't forget.
BRO now offers more flights than ever before and has become the airport of choice for its sister city Matamoros, Mexico, a friendly, historic, industrial boom town of one million that is joined to Brownsville by the Rio Grande River, called the Rio Bravo on the Mexican side.