Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This work examines the complex socioeconomic relationship between a northwestern Arizona town and its hinterland from 1860--1940. During this time, Mohave County, Arizona experiences the impact of three industries: mining, ranching, and railroaDing After 1882, mining boomtowns in the hinterland stimulate the growth of the Kingman railsiding, making it the only viable transshipment point in the county. The town's development relies on economic activities within its hinterland, national trends, and the character of its hardworking inhabitants, including its diverse racial and ethnic groups. Separate demographic profiles from 1900--1940 of Kingman and Mohave County's composition demonstrate changes that occur. Following the Crash of 1929, New Deal programs further energize the town's economy. The relationship between Kingman and its hinterland throughout the town's evolution from a nineteenth century rail transshipment point to a twentieth century service center for trucking and tourism is a critical factor in the urbanization of northwestern Arizona.
Arizona; County; Hinterland; Kingman; Mohave; Mohave County; Town
Geography; City planning
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dever, Diana Roock, "Town and hinterland: Kingman and Mohave County, Arizona, 1860--1940" (1999). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3102.