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The Town and Smelter Book Reading Series

Join us for a book discussion with authors Marcia Hatfield Daudistel, Mimi Gladstein and photographer, Carol Eastman for a presentation and discussion on their book The Women of Smeltertown (Texas Christian University Press, 2018).

ABOUT THE BOOK: The Women of Smeltertown                 

Once there was a place called Smeltertown, and it was known as the largest industrial city on the banks of the Rio Grande. The smokestacks of the American Smelting and Refining Company, which polluted the air for three miles in every direction, grew so tall over the decades that they became a landmark just inside the El Paso side of the US-Mexico border. Through interviews with the women and their now middle-aged children, the realities of everyday life in Smeltertown are revealed—as is the strength of the women who forged a community and preserved a culture in these primitive conditions.

Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
University Avenue & Wiggins Rd. El Paso, Texas 79968

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