By Ruth White Burns,Rose Powers White,Lawanda Calton

"A guy used to be a true guy in Them Days" celebrates the existence and personality of the 1st settlers who dared to problem the sizeable prairie of the Llano Estacado of japanese New Mexico. those ranchers and homesteaders confronted drought, prairie fireplace, rustlers, loss of nutrition and water, and perhsps such a lot of all, loneliness. because of an absence of floor water, the Llano used to be the final sector to be settled. After the top of the Civil warfare, cowmen started to path their herds to the Plains, and whilst the railroad got here in 1898, homesteaders poured in, lured through offers of loose land. The braveness, choice, and stable humor of those first settlers is printed by way of their very own phrases of their letters and interviews, recorded whereas they have been nonetheless living.

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