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Gwendolyn Lockman is a PhD student in U.S. History at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a historian of U.S. labor and leisure, with interests in work, play, class, community, identity, race, gender, and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her current research uses park spaces in Butte, Montana, including the Columbia Gardens, to investigate the socio-environmental history of mining, land use, and culture from the 1870s to the present.