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1 Adventure, Misadventure, And Seduction In The Mines Of The Coeur D'alene.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2005. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In A Room for the Summer, Fritz Wolff takes the reader on a memorable journey into the rough-and-tumble world of hardrock mining, recounting his experiences both above and below ground as an apprentice engineer during the late 1950s. In June 1956, at the age of eighteen, Wolff went to work for the Bunker Hill Company in Kellogg, Idaho, in the Coeur d'Alene region. Arriving in a tired 1939 Chevy coupe, with about twenty dollars in his pocket, Wolff spent three college summers working for Bunker Hill. He learned firsthand the pleasures of camaraderie with fellow workers and the dangers of working underground. Today the hardrock mining industry is all but forgotten. The Bunker Hill Company is known, not because it produced 430 million ounces of silver and not because it provided a living for thousands of families for more than a century, but because it is one of the largest EPA superfund sites. Wolff does not idealize the mining industry; for many workers the conditions were nightmarish. But in spare, lyrical prose, he evokes the intrinsic goodness of a simpler time, when hard-working folks went about their business with courage, humor, and lots of gumption. Fritz Wolff spent ten years in the mining business and twenty-three years in aerospace management. Since his retirement, he has worked as principal investigator for the Washington State Geologic Survey, collecting data on inactive and abandoned mines. He resides in Olympia, Washington. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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2 AIKEN, KATHERINE G. Idaho's Bunker Hill: The Rise And Fall Of A Great Mining Company, 1885-1981.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A comprehensive history of a major American mining company. For nearly a century, the Bunker Hill Company of Idaho was a leading U.S. mining and smelting corporation that played a key role in the nation's industrial development. At the same time, it was the catalyst for unprecedented labor strife and environmental desecration. In this richly detailed history, Katherine G. Aiken traces Bunker Hill's evolution from the mine's discovery in 1885 to the company's closure in 1981. Throughout the company's long history, management's relentless pursuit of profit and the labor-management conflicts that often resulted were nothing short of legendary. Often a tale of strife, Bunker Hill's history is at the same time a story of cooperation, dedication, and ingenuity. People literally gave their lives for the production of lead, zinc, and silver. In the end, however, environmental destruction, aging facilities, and mineral shortages, as well as foreign competition, crippled the company's economic viability. Aiken offers an in-depth profile that illustrates major trends in American corporate culture. Katherine G. Aiken is Professor and Chair in the Department of History, University of Idaho, Moscow. She is the author of Harnessing the Power of Motherhood: The National Florence Crittenton Mission, 1883-1925. "A solid contribution to the industrial history of the American West."—Journal of the West 
Price: 24.65 USD
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3 MCROBERTS, GREG & DARLA. Sun Spots: The Adventurous Travelers Guide To Sun Valley Idaho.
Perpetual Motion, Hailey: 1999. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Everything you ever wanted to know about how to survive in Sun Valley, Idaho. This book describes in detail lodging, dining and every conceivable activity from A - Z for any adventurous traveler. "Finally, a real guidebook anyone can use when coming to Sun Valley! -- Gerf Blanston, critic 
Price: 8.50 USD
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4 MOORE, GLORIA. Easy Hiking Near Sun Valley.
Gentian Press, Sun Valley: 1997. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A user-friendly guide to fun hiking in the mountains surrounding Sun Valley. Contains information on 51 easy hikes to beautiful alpine destination in the Sawtooth, Boulder, Smoky, Pioneer and White Cloud mountain ranges. 
Price: 5.61 USD
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5 SCOTT, FRED S.; LAPINSKI, MIKE (FFOREWORD). Memories Of Hunting Idaho's Golden Era.
Stoneydale Press, Stevensville: 2006. 1931291691 / 9781931291699 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Based on a lifetime of hunting experiences in Idaho. Wallace Idaho's Fred Scott, a lifelong miner who is now retired, earned lasting fame as an elk hunter in the mountainous country of northern Idaho when he took a record-book elk in 1964 but that was but a single episode in a hunter's life passionately spent pursuing wild game and achieving recognition as a "common man's storyteller" for more than a half-a-century in what has often been termed as the "golden era" of Idaho big game hunting. A man for whom the experience of hunting elk, deer and bear and sharing that experience with friends, relatives and comrades far outweighed the taking of any trophy, Scott recounts the highlights of 65 hunting episodes spanning the years since his first such adventure in 1952. In the process, he offers insights into both the how and why of his hunting big game in the wilds of Idaho, giving us insight into not only the experiences in quest of big game but a homespun, common man's lifestyle hacked out of a wild land that both challenged and inspired him. In the introduction to his book, Scott says this about his hunting adventures: "I believe that the hunting experience is not measured by the size of the trophy harvested, or the value of the meat harvested, but instead the memories of the experiences afield." A Foreword to Scott's book written by internationally-renowned author and film-maker Mike Lapinski of Superior, Montana, had this to say about the new book: "Woven through this delightful sporting memoir are the recollections of a man whose love for the wild places and the beauty of the wild country - be it a frost-kissed high country meadow, or an icy fog-shrouded opening morning - makes me want to go there and sit on a log with him and listen to just one more of his yarns. Fred's book is so special, I can think of no worthy comparison, except maybe Elmer Keith's classic memoir, 'Hell, I Was There!'" Scott literally takes the reader on a journey through his life of hunting elk, deer and bear, from an initial hunt for his "First Buck" in 1952 through such intriguing experiences as dealing with fellow hunters with chapters with such unusual titles as Problem Bears - 1956, Unusual Shots - 1962, Lucky Hunters, Unlucky Packers - 1964, Snow Bound - 1968, Suicide Bear - 1974, Dull Knife - 1977, Story Book Bulls - 1981, No Bull Until Its Time - 1986, Mistaken Identity - 1988, Falling Off a Log Bull - 1992 and No Second Chance. 
Price: 19.43 USD
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