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  • n. Plural form of boomtown.


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  • America's great home front "boomtowns" back then, spitting out bullets, planes and LSTs. Stories

  • Like their counterparts in the western boomtowns, the proprietors of black-white brothels in the northern cities were pure renegades who cared little for morality, social conventions, or the wishes of the community.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Prostitutes were especially successful in the wild, lawless, thoroughly renegade boomtowns of the West.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • To attract women in the highly competitive markets of western boomtowns, where red-light districts nearly always included several brothels, most madams not only paid their employees far higher wages than they would find in any other employment, they also provided free birth control, health care, legal assistance, housing, and meals for their employees.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Eleanora Dumont purchased real estate in gold and silver boomtowns all over the Rockies and Sierra Nevada, where she established lucrative brothels, saloons, and gambling houses.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Some boomtowns grew into the major urban hubs of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Seattle.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • And unlike Dongguan in Guangdong, Kunshan in Jiangsu and other Chinese industrial boomtowns, Wenzhou never depended on foreign investment—or support from China's banks.

    Wenzhou's 'Annus Horribilis' Shakes China

  • Born in Georgia in 1860, Smith was a gambler and a grifter who by 1897 had worn out his welcome in a succession of Wild West boomtowns, so he decided to go north and set up shop in Skagway.

    Prospecting for Gold-Rush Tales

  • Raceways expanded their seating capacity by as much as a third to accommodate the new fans, and Nascar allowed races to be moved from small, historic tracks in Darlington, S.C., and Rockingham, N.C., to megastadiums in such places as the housing boomtowns of Las Vegas and Fontana, Calif., in the heart of the state's Inland Empire.

    Nascar Revs Up Rough Side to Win Back Fans

  • Its excavation is the stuff of tall tales, with "gushers" and boomtowns shaping our imagination.

    Joel Reynolds: Agreement to Reduce Oil Drilling in LA Is a Win for Public Health


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