This book provides a rare look at the day-to-day details of running the Pitchfork Ranch during the late 1930s. Letters of brothers Eugene F. Williams and J. Gates Williams and of Virgil V. Parr illuminate the great challenges faced by the ranch owners and manager at a time when the rest of the country was trying to recover from the Great Depression and severe drought.
Scott White has lived and worked in West Texas for most of his life. He is a historian and curator at the National Ranching Heritage Center of Texas Tech University. Scott has written one other book, Viento: Wind Turbines & Ranchland, and numerous articles pertaining to ranching.