Rich Town Poor Town
Ghosts of Copper’s Past
Paperback—5¼ x 8¼
The mines of Jerome, Arizona, produced billions of dollars worth of copper, gold and silver. These riches supported a fabulously wealthy lifestyle—for the owners and managers. However, for the proud and skilled miners and their families, life was hard.
In this book you will discover
~ What it was like to grow up in Jerome as the son of a “Mexican” miner
~ Why men crippled in the mine were never seen on the streets of Jerome
~ The ghostly story behind the discovery of the richest vein of ore in Jerome
~ Details of mining underground in the early days
~ How families survived the hard times
~ How the mining company managers wielded the power of life, death—and even marriage
Roberto Rabago was born in Jerome and grew up in the house depicted on the front cover of this book. He moved to California and graduated from Fresno State University, University of Santa Clara Law School, and University of California Law School. He now lives in Jerome, Arizona.