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Taming the land : the lost postcard photographs of the Texas High Plains
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ISBN: 1603443673 9781603443678 9781603440370 1603440372 Year: 2009 Publisher: College Station : Texas A&M University Press,

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That old ace in the hole.
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ISBN: 0684813076 Year: 2002 Publisher: New York Scribner

LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981
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ISBN: 0585269769 9780585269764 1574410245 9781574410242 Year: 1997 Publisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press,

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This contemporary "log of a cowboy," to borrow a term from Andy Adams, reveals the daily life of a cowboy during the years 1979-1981. "I came up one steer short, 158 instead of 159. I rode through them again and got another count, the same: 158. So I went back to the junkyard. This time, l walked it afoot, checking out every hiding place. I drove the steers out into the open. Still one short. Then I happened to look around and saw a steer peeking out over the steering. Wheel of one of the wrecked cars. He was inside the car and appeared ready to drive off." Cowboying on the LZ Ranch in the Texas Panhandle did have its lighter moments. In fact, humor was sometimes all that kept John Erickson and the Ellzey family going as they struggled through a depressed cattle market, drought, sickness, injuries, and West Texas weather:. "The temperature at noon was down to five degrees and the chill factor was minus thirty-seven. That is killing. Cold. It wasn't a fit day to be out, so naturally we went out to feed cattle. I wore my wool long johns, with six layers of clothes above the waist and three below. My outer shell was my big cowhide coat. We drove through the steers on wheat pasture in the morning. There really wasn't much we could do but Lawrence can't stand to sit around in a nice warm house while his cattle are out there suffering. If we couldn't make them comfortable, at least we could suffer with. Them."

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