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Western Frontier Library #61: Girl on a Pony

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Girl on a Pony is the gritty, humorous, unflinchingly courageous story of five children growing up on a cattle ranch in the remote Valley of the Dry Cimarron in northeastern New Mexico near the little border town of Kenton, Oklahoma. Narrated years later by the oldest daughter, LaVerne, it is a vivid and authentic portrait of ranching life between the two world wars, from 1925, when the family moved to the Goodson Ranch from a half-dugout claim shack in Colorado, to 1936, when they began to disperse.

During those years, people in the region endured blizzards, sick and maddened animals, drought, the Dust Bowl, and the Great Depression-with stoic good humor. In Girl on a Pony, cowboys go about their daily tasks, teaching the children all they know. Women endure the hardships of life in an isolated area, coping with the brutal labor ranch life requires of them, and maintaining touches of beauty and civilization where they can-creating lawns from relentlessly rocky soil, holding dances for their children, and painstakingly tatting when all else fails.

Synopsis:

"Girl on a Pony is the gritty, humorous, unflinchingly courageous story of five children growing up on a cattle ranch in the remote Valley of the Dry Cimarron in northeastern New Mexico near the little border town of Kenton, Oklahoma.

About the Author

LaVerne Hanners is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Arkansas. She is the author (with Ed Lord) of The Lords of the Valley: Including the Complete Text of ?Our Unsheltered Lives,? also published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806130552
Author:
Hanners, Laverne
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Regional Subjects - West
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 illus, 2 maps
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.59 in 0.49 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Americana » Cowboys Cowgirls and Rodeo
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States

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