The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time


Timothy Egan

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Will Crawford’s wife. White worked at the factory in Wichita, Kansas, where Crawford specially ordered his overalls. Impressed by the size of the garment, White stitched a note into the front pocket of the pair she had sewn for him, saying that she was looking for “a real man.” Crawford responded to her and the two soon married.
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Sadie White Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time

The timeline below shows where the character Sadie White 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
Westward Expansion and the Settlement of the Southern Plains Theme Icon
...while reaching into the front pocket of his specially-made overalls, he found a note from Sadie White from Wichita, Kansas. She has stitched Will’s garment and was impressed by its size.... (full context)
Chapter 7: A Darkening
Economic Hardship and Lessons of the Great Depression Theme Icon
Environmental Devastation and the Dust Bowl Theme Icon
The Folkers’ neighbor, Will Crawford, met his wife, Sadie, after finding her note in the front pocket of his overalls. He took out another... (full context)