A group of four men in Dalhart, Texas, including George “Doc” Dawson, “Uncle” Dick Coon, and John McCarty, who were long-time residents and regarded as pillars of the community. The club was based on an agreement to remain in Dalhart until they died—an expression of their dedication to the town they loved. John McCarty left to take a better-paying job in Amarillo, Texas. Dick Coon left to go to Houston to help relieve a respiratory ailment, and he died there in a hotel. Doc Dawson was the only one who remained, though he had been contemplating a move before dying at home of a brain hemorrhage.
The Last Man Club Term Timeline in The Worst Hard Time
The timeline below shows where the term The Last Man Club appears in The Worst Hard Time. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17: A Call to Arms
John McCarty was furious with Roosevelt’s offer. In response, he formed the Last Man Club, designating himself as president. No matter what, he and other like-minded nesters said, they... (full context)
Chapter 23: The Last Men