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  • In that spirit, as the Commonwealth Games guests arrived last week, 1,000 workers scrubbed the Games Village clean while others hastily erected colorful billboards to obscure broken pits and tar-paper slums.

    India wants to be a great power. So why are its Commonwealth Games such a mess?

  • In that spirit, as the Commonwealth Games guests arrived last week, 1,000 workers scrubbed the Games Village clean while others hastily erected colorful billboards to obscure broken pits and tar-paper slums.

    India wants to be a great power. So why are its Commonwealth Games such a mess?

  • On Saturday, they open an 11,000-square-foot Interpretive Learning Center designed to look like camp barracks, down to the tar-paper insulation.

    Memorializing a Painful Chapter of History

  • Halvorsen and the other pilots were taken to tar-paper shacks being vacated by “Displaced Persons,” some of the eight million Eastern Europeans roaming the continent.

    Daring Young Men

  • When Tennessee Ernie Ford gave the full weight of his bass-baritone to "Sixteen Tons" and boomed that he owed his soul to the company store, the phrase evoked images of stooped miners living in tar-paper shacks under what Hardy Green calls the "super-exploitative conditions of life in a coal-mining company town."

    The Labor of Living

  • Baldwin, the New York Times chief military correspondent, when he saw the tar-paper shacks that dotted a cold and windy high plateau 120 miles south of the Canadian border and six miles east of Great Falls itself, a “city” of twenty thousand people.

    Daring Young Men

  • He'd made most of the furniture in their house, plus a carved headboard for her ninth birthday, decorated with birds and leaves, and a tree house for her brother that had a tar-paper roof and a fireproof pedestal for his camping stove.

    Nan

  • Already more than 800 million people -- almost one in seven inhabitants of the planet -- live in shantytowns, often in tar-paper shacks without water, sewers or electricity.

    Economies Go Underground

  • His first impression of Great Falls on December 16 was “a long line of C-54s and a long tar-paper shack with coal-burning stoves at either end, a bulletin board with a map pointing to the Mess hall, classrooms and the Officers Club.”

    Daring Young Men

  • There was no sign of, or reason to hope for, a roadside zoo at the tar-paper shack cafe named SLIM JIM'S BUCKET.

    NEEDS FROM THE FOREST

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