Vernon: The True Story of a Ten-Year-Old Boy as Told by a Seventy-Year-Old Man

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iUniverse, Feb 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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Vernon Pace was born into what was called "the scrabble-ass poor." Vernon is the true story of an Arizona family gradually dragging itself out of destitution during the later phases of the Great Depression. More specifically, it is a chronicle of a young boy's sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, but always entertaining odyssey through the first ten years of his life. It's hard to imagine all that happened as Vernon and his family migrated back and forth between mining camps, towns, cities, and, of course, the Pace Ranch in Clay Springs. This entire story is told through the eyes of the seventy-two-year old grownup Vernon.

Vernon will appeal to both young and old. Youngsters will identify with, and be amused by, the timeless antics of an imaginative boy. The older generation will enjoy a trip down memory lane to days that have long since passed. Everyone will be captivated by this short but remarkable journey.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Phoenix
5
The Early Days
16
Prescott
25
Hillside Mine
35
Jerome
45
Clemenceau
54
Cottonwood
64
Prescott Again
81
More Prescott
99
Phoenix
110
Prescott Once More
123
Bagdad Mine
138
Phoenix and California
150
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