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Drowned Towns in the Cold War West: Small Communities and Federal Water Projects
The Western Historical Quarterly (2011)
  • Bob H. Reinhardt, University of California, Davis
Abstract
During the 1940s and 1950s, small towns throughout the West moved or disappeared to make way for federal dams and reservoirs. The stories of Hover, Washington, and Detroit, Oregon, reveal how the Cold War’s culture of anxiety and affluence shaped the experiences and responses of such communities to inundation and displacement.
Publication Date
Summer 2011
DOI
10.2307/westhistquar.42.2.0149
Citation Information
Bob H. Reinhardt. "Drowned Towns in the Cold War West: Small Communities and Federal Water Projects" The Western Historical Quarterly Vol. 42 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 149 - 172
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bob-reinhardt/9/