That's the thing...we were and still are the first generation of the Satellite Towns. That grand idea to bring settlers into the interior of a seemingly hostile land to reap the mineral wealth. The youngsters of my day are now the parents (and ever increasingly the grandparents!). I still feel kind of in awe of what our parents actually did... to bring their lives from wherever they were to that frozen wilderness. People came from all over the planet in search of opportunity for their families. It was not handed to them. There was no 'entitlement'...they worked hard and to some extent were rewarded. The greatest reward I believe was having a fantastic place, safe in the hinterland, in which to bring up children in a pristine environment...except for all the tailings and dust and stuff...
And on another note...YIPPEE! This marks the first month of my experiment! One twelfth of the way...