A Stake in West Texas: Pulling a Chain and Raising a Family Across Big Oil Country (Paperback)

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In 1950, Ann was eighteen and Bob D twenty when he asked her to marry him and hit the road for West Texas. They packed their station wagon, left home and began a life of adventure together on Conoco's West Texas survey crew during the 1950s oil boom. Five kids, twenty-one towns and thirteen years on the road--Bob D and Ann's travels along the highways of West Texas are a portrait in a landscape of oilfields, railroads and ranches. Layering local history with family memoir, author Rebecca D. Henderson reveals a glimpse of mid-century West Texas through her grandparents' adventures as a young couple raising children on the road..


Product Details
ISBN: 9781626193802
ISBN-10: 1626193800
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: January 21st, 2014
Pages: 160
Language: English