The Worst Hard Time - Chapters 3 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Timothy Egan
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Chapter 3: Creating Dalhart

Bam found a shack outside of Dalhart. The man who owned it gave Bam permission for his family to live there and grow whatever he wanted to on the ground. Bam figured it would be better to stay there than travel south. Besides, cattle wasn’t paying and the ranches were disappearing. The years between 1926 and 1929 were wet years, and everyone forgot about drought. They grew turnips and sold them in town. Bam continued to look for ranch jobs. Lizzie had a stillborn baby girl. She blamed the land. It wasn’t good for them. Bam, however, was positive of a good future there.

Dalhart had a country club and a ball park. Doc Dawson bought more land and contemplated planting cotton which paid more than wheat. The sand storms blew for days but didn’t seem threatening. Doc Dawson...

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