Important People in The Worst Hard Time

Timothy Egan
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Bam White

Bam White was a cowpoke and didn’t aspire to be anything else. He came as a young family man to the Texas Panhandle with the goal of working as a ranch hand on one of the huge celebrated cattle ranches located there. Unfortunately, Bam’s timing was off. It was the early thirties and the black clouds that would ultimately lead to real human tragedy were beginning to gain strength, and the need for ranch hands was on the decline. But Bam never let go of his goal. He wasn’t a farmer… he was a cowboy. He stayed true to his values throughout the debilitating dusters and refused to give up his identity. He may not have been successful but he won the battle to stay until the bitter end.

Pare Lorentz, a filmmaker and documentarian, decided to make a film about the Dust...

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