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What do you do when those good mining jobs go away? (Part 1)


It is a recession when you lose your job. It is a depression when I lose mine. – Old saying.

With the loss of over 5,000 energy jobs, it should be interesting to readers to read about what happened during the last Wyoming bust at the most mining-oriented town in the state. Here is that story:

In February 1993, a book was widely quoted around the country, which rated the 100 best small towns in America.

Lander ranked number 5 and was prominently mentioned by the author during a visit to the NBC Today Show and the ABC Good Morning America.

What was remarkable about this was that just ten y...

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