This is a story about the West Texas drought of the 1950s, written by a man who as a teenage boy grew up on a drought-stricken Schleicher County ranch during those years. Seven years of relentless dry weather saw crops writher, top soil blown away, farms lost, and ranches forced into bankruptcy. Lakes went dry, towns were short of drinking water, and dust storms were numerous. Cowboys became oil field roughnecks. Farmers became store clerks. The drought changed West Texas forever. For some, the drought tore families apart, but the main characters of this story relied on each other to get through the tough times. This book, therefore, is also a love story about two people who met and married in a faraway place and who returned to his family’s Menard County ranch to put down their roots, only to see their dreams dashed by the drought. They were forced to make some bold decisions, but through it all they hung on to each other, which allowed their close relationship to blossom into an incredible love affair.
Black and White
7.000" x 10.000" (254mm x 178mm)
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