At the height of the Dust Bowl, Garza was a thirty-five-year-old rancher who had been born on the Lujan ranch on the banks of Carrumpa Creek, “in a tiny shed.” Garza “grew up loving horses and running sheep, [as well as] bucking broncs.” The Lujan family treated him like a son.
Joe Garza Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Joe Garza appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: In a Dry Land
Chapter 16: Black Sunday