The Worst Hard Time

The Worst Hard Time

by

Timothy Egan

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The Worst Hard Time Symbols

XIT Ranch

The XIT ranch was the fulfillment of General Philip Sheridan’s vision of a land where the cowboy would dominate as an exemplar of an advanced civilization. However, the cowboy of Sheridan’s dreams would also…

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Wheat

Wheat was the crop that dominated the agricultural industry in the Great Plains, and the crop on which nesters in the Southern Plains relied to generate income. In a land where people had always believed…

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