– A member of the James family, which was “one of the last big ranching families.” Due to bankruptcy, he had been forced to sell off a large section of the family ranch, located south of Dalhart, Texas and extending into both the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. The family retained one section of the ranch and tried, unsuccessfully, to dig for oil. At the end of World War I, James had 250,000 acres of land for cattle-ranching.
Andy James Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Andy James appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2: No Man's Land
...the last big ranching families, whose property extended into both Texas and Oklahoma. One day, Andy told her how to eat grasshoppers. When she was sixteen, Hazel met Charlie Shaw. In... (full context)
Chapter 3: Creating Dalhart
Chapter 14: Showdown in Dalhart
Chapter 23: The Last Men
...blanket of green by early July.” Doc Dawson’s withered section finally grew healthy corn. On Andy James’ ranch, there was “ankle-high carpet.” People gave God and Franklin Roosevelt equal credit for... (full context)