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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Erickson, John R., 1943-
Denton : University of North Texas Press, 1997
|Named Person:||John R Erickson; John R Erickson; John R Erickson|
|Material Type:||Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John R Erickson
|Reproduction Notes:||Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL|
|Description:||1 online resource (xiii, 181 pages).|
|Details:||Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.|
|Series Title:||Western life series, 3.|
|Responsibility:||by John R. Erickson ; photographs by Kris Erickson.|
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.
- Erickson, John R., -- 1943- -- Diaries.
- Cowboys -- Texas -- Texas Panhandle -- Diaries.
- Texas Panhandle (Tex.) -- Social life and customs.
- Erickson, John R., -- 1943-
- BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical.
- HISTORY -- State & Local -- General.
- Manners and customs.
- Texas -- Texas Panhandle.