Phenix: The Life and Legacy of a Town Lost (DVD Video)
Deep in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks are remnants of a boomtown that went bust. Crumbling foundations, rusty equipment, and a weed-covered quarry are the sole reminders of Phenix. During its heyday of the 1920s, this mining town was home to hundreds of workers whose labor helped build America. The limestone marble they carved from the earth was a prized commodity used in the construction of some of America’s significant buildings- from the Missouri State Capitol and the New York Stock Exchange to Los Angeles City Hall. Join TV journalist Michael Landis in this 45-minute documentary as he explores the ruins of Phenix, and investigates the causes behind this once-great community becoming a ghost town.