- Excerpt #1: The Consolidation Coal Company was owned by the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. Why would a railroad company want to own a coal mining company?
- Excerpt #2: What luxuries did people in Buxton enjoy?
- Excerpt #3: In Buxton, the Consolidation Coal Company created the town and set many of the laws in the town. In our town today, people vote to pick the leaders who make the rules in our town. What would be the good things about a company making the town rules and what might be the bad things about that?
Biss, Eula, “Back to Buxton,” Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pg. 6-14, 1 July 2009. Courtesy of University of Iowa Libraries and Archives