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A "Big-ass Boy" In The Oil Fields: My Adventures 1918-28
A Big-ass Boy In The Oil Fields My Adventures 1918-28 Author:George Gorton Many men have written about life in "Boom" towns of our Southwest following the discovery of oil. But how did things appear to a young boy of 16 from Wisconsin? This different outlook is only one of the features of this detailed personal account by a man who came to manhood in that turbulent environment. — Fires, explosions, windstorms, wild well... more »s, and gushers are all here. So, too are the characters he met and lived with. Tough and colorful men who populated the roaring cities and towns.
The author's ten years of travels and experiences are recounted for the enjoyment of anyone who finds the pleasure in exciting first hand reportage. Succinct, but never dull; the words together with over seventy illustrations, help to take you back to a time of forthrightness difficult to find today.« less