– The sheriff of Boise City, Oklahoma. A former “doughboy,” or a World War I soldier who served in the American Expeditionary Force on the western front, Barrick returned to Oklahoma after the war to get rich from the wheat boom. He took on the job as sheriff after being outraged by the sight of the town’s sheriff at the time, who was drunk while on duty. Barrick sold sugar in front of his station, which he had seized from bootleggers.
Hi Barrick Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Hi Barrick appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Last of the Great Plowup
Chapter 7: A Darkening
...little cash in Boise City. People traded and sold what they could to survive. Hi Barrick, the Cimarron County sheriff, had previously wanted to get rich like everyone else “in the... (full context)
Chapter 12: The Long Darkness
Chapter 15: Duster's Eve