This I can leave you: a woman's days on the Pitchfork Ranch

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Texas A&M University Press, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 281 pages
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When D Burns arrived at the mighty Pitchfork Ranch as the new manager in 1942, he walked straight into the hostility of a lot of longtime hands who did not want to take orders from an outsider. Gradually, though, D and his wife, Mamie, won allies and made a place for themselves on the historic spread. For the next twenty-three years Mamie jotted down stories about the cowhands, the cooks and gardeners at the Big House, the many guests, and her own lively family.

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The Pitchfork Ranch is a big cattle spread in West Texas, a fourteen-by-twenty mile block in Dickens and King counties. Burns lived on the ranch from 1942 until 1965, while her husband, known as D ... Read full review

Contents

The Pitchfork Ranch
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The Lay of the Land
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Requirements
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Copyright

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