A reading assignment about life in the American West in the late 1800's through the early 1900's and the mining boom. A great way to introduce the subject. The reading comes from a really great website, ushistory.org, under their free textbook tab. The information presented is theirs, I made up the questions. This can be done as a web quest assignment using the site. Perfect as a supplement, or if you don't have a textbook! Also great as a Sub Assignment. MS Word for easy editing.