A city of tents and shanties rose on the sand-dunes.
Each load looks as if it contained the contents of a dozen shanties; and if one shanty is poor, this is a dozen times as poor.
In these thoroughfares and in several of the streets which intersect them are the offices of the mining companies, the banks, clubs, newspaper offices, hotels and shops, the majority being handsome stone or brick buildings, while the survival of some wooden shanties and corrugated iron buildings recalls the early character of the town.
shantythe most part the boomers are living in dug-outs, or sod houses, with some rough wooden shanties and many tents.
Shocking enough, but as I drew closer I could see the shanties.