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  • Reluctant Boomtown

    A copper-mining company is courting Superior, Ariz., but the former mining town – now re-inventing itself as a modest tourist haven – is unsure whether it really wants a new marriage with extractive industry.

  • Men with boots

    The transformation of once-scrappy mining towns like Silverton, Colo., and Superior, Ariz., into trendy tourist havens is bound to leave the locals with mixed feelings and some nostalgia.

  • Greening a city ... and pushing other colors out

    Greening a city ... and pushing other colors out

    The proposed redevelopment of San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood worries its longtime black residents, who fear gentrification will drive them out.

  • Town Shopping

    With all the formerly cool, "undiscovered" small towns now caught up in the New West’s booming real estate frenzy, it’s getting hard to find an affordable place to call home

  • The charm of a dying place

    A South Dakota native ponders the lure of the Dying Plains

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