– Nephew of Levi and Morris Herzstein. Originally from Philadelphia, like the rest of his family, he arrived in Clayton, New Mexico in April 1901 at the age of nineteen and helped his uncle Morris with his goal of setting up a chain of general stores. In 1935, the city of Dalhart foreclosed on their local store due to $242 in back taxes.
Simon Herzstein Character Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the character Simon Herzstein 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
Chapter 6: First Wave
Chapter 8: In a Dry Land
Chapter 14: Showdown in Dalhart