Close Range: Wyoming Stories - 55 Miles to the Gas Pump Summary & Analysis

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55 Miles to the Gas Pump Summary

Rancher Croom drinks his own homemade beer and rides out to a place he knows where he falls off a cliff. At the ranch house, Mrs. Croom cuts a hole in the roof so that she can see inside the attic that her husband has kept locked up for twelve years. Mrs. Croom looks inside and sees bodies of women, many of whom she recognizes from missing posters and newspaper articles she has seen over the years. All the women are badly beaten, some covered in paint, one covered in newspapers.

55 Miles to the Gas Pump Analysis

This story is very short, less than two pages long. This story suggests that Rancher Croom, a man who lives on an isolated Wyoming ranch and brews his own beer, is also a serial killer. Mrs. Cross has...

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