Shandon on the Painted Plains Author:G. Eldon Root Tragedy befalls a family in New Mexico-droughts, debts and death of the father. Young Shandon Mahoney leaves this place in hopes of finding a new life.He follows the highway by foot ad by thumb until he is in the far west alog the San Andreas fault and happens on a grain and cattle ranch near Shandon, California. His name causes problems and he ... more »must convince his boss that his name is for real. He falls in love with the Carizzo plains, its far blue mountains, its people and the sandy haired daughter of the boss.
Just as he begins to feel comfortable in this new land he becomes involved in a murder.
The story is of his trials to clear his name and to find a place (home) for himself, here on his newly adopted and treasured Painted Plain.« less