The great sand fracas of Ames County : a novel / Jerry Apps.

"When the Alstage Mining Company proposes a frac sand mine in the small Ames County village of Link Lake, events quickly escalate to a crisis. Business leader Marilyn Jones of the Link Lake Economic Development Council heads the promine forces, citing needed jobs and income for the county. Octo...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Apps, Jerold W., 1934- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:Madison, Wisconsin : Terrace Books, a trade imprint of the University of Wisconsin Press, [2014]
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Summary:"When the Alstage Mining Company proposes a frac sand mine in the small Ames County village of Link Lake, events quickly escalate to a crisis. Business leader Marilyn Jones of the Link Lake Economic Development Council heads the promine forces, citing needed jobs and income for the county. Octogenarian Emily Higgins and other Link Lake Historical Society members are aghast at the proposed mine location in the community park, where a huge and ancient bur oak--the historic Trail Marker Oak--has stood since it pointed the way along an old Menominee trail. Reluctantly caught in the middle of the fray is Ambrose Adler, a reclusive, retired farmer with a secret. Soon the fracas over frac sand attracts some national attention, including that of Stony Field, the pen name of a nationally syndicated columnist. Will the village board vote to solve their budget problems with a cut of the mining profits? Will the mine create real jobs for local folks? Will Stony Field come to the village to lead protests against the mine? And will defenders of the Trail Marker Oak literally draw a battle line in the sand?"-- from publisher's web site
Physical Description:1 online resource
ISBN:9780299300739
0299300730
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