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Two thousand sons : the story of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch

Author: Cal Farley; E L Howe
Publisher: Canaan, N.H. : Phoenix Pub., ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspiring indeed is this story of the first half century of the world-famous Cal Farley's Boys Ranch on the high plains of northern Texas, the only home for homeless or wayward boys in America situated and equipped for taming the tough, ambitious "wild-cats" born to be leaders inside or outside the law. Here for the first time in print is Carl Farley's life story as told by Cal himself in collaboration with his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cal Farley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cal Farley; E L Howe
ISBN: 0914659235 9780914659235
OCLC Number: 15792651
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Cal Farley and E.L. Howe.

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"Inspiring indeed is this story of the first half century of the world-famous Cal Farley's Boys Ranch on the high plains of northern Texas, the only home for homeless or wayward boys in America situated and equipped for taming the tough, ambitious "wild-cats" born to be leaders inside or outside the law. Here for the first time in print is Carl Farley's life story as told by Cal himself in collaboration with his close friend E. E. Howe. It is the story also of Cal's wife Mimi and his daughter and son-in-law who have dedicated their own lives to bringing Cal's experiment to perfection in the 1980s. Baseball and wrestling were Cal's consuming passions as a doughboy who promoted and won matches within sight of the German lines during lulls in seven major battles of WWI. Disappointed as his big-league baseball dreams faded, he built, through many a noisy, jocular promotion, with Mimi at the cash register, a large retail business. When dust storms sent swarms of ragged, hungry youngsters through Amarillo on Route 66, Cal "kept their tongues hanging out" at the Maverick Club, origin of today's largest and most loyally supported city-wide program of youth athletics. Youth crime would flourish, Cal learned, until those at the bottom ten percent of the economic barrel could be reached-the kids who simply do not know the meaning of home, school, church, or family and "don't know whether to throw a baseball or bit it" Out of that conviction Boys Ranch became reality in 1939 on the site of the wild-west ghost town of Tascosa. By 1947 Cal and Mimi sold their business to devote full time to their boys and build the amazing self-sufficient community that today draws 25,000 visitors a year to these remote uplands. In this book you will meet dozens of unforgettable characters ranging from the nine-year-old boy prodigy who ran away from the ranch 17 times, to roguish Dutch Mantell, "the ugliest wrestler who ever lived," to St-t-tutterin' Sam," Cal's foil in the hilarious noontime radio show broadcast daily from the Farley store. Scores of anecdotes of Cal's high-spirited career, his dramatic successes and poignant failures in saving lost boys, enliven the text."--BOOK JACKET.

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