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The Resource LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981, by John R. Erickson ; photographs by Kris Erickson

LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981, by John R. Erickson ; photographs by Kris Erickson

Label
LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981
Title
LZ cowboy
Title remainder
a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981
Statement of responsibility
by John R. Erickson ; photographs by Kris Erickson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This contemporary "log of a cowboy," to borrow a term from Andy Adams, reveals the daily life of a cowboy during the years 1979-1981. "I came up one steer short, 158 instead of 159. I rode through them again and got another count, the same: 158. So I went back to the junkyard. This time, l walked it afoot, checking out every hiding place. I drove the steers out into the open. Still one short. Then I happened to look around and saw a steer peeking out over the steering
  • wheel of one of the wrecked cars. He was inside the car and appeared ready to drive off." Cowboying on the LZ Ranch in the Texas Panhandle did have its lighter moments. In fact, humor was sometimes all that kept John Erickson and the Ellzey family going as they struggled through a depressed cattle market, drought, sickness, injuries, and West Texas weather:. "The temperature at noon was down to five degrees and the chill factor was minus thirty-seven. That is killing
  • cold. It wasn't a fit day to be out, so naturally we went out to feed cattle. I wore my wool long johns, with six layers of clothes above the waist and three below. My outer shell was my big cowhide coat. We drove through the steers on wheat pasture in the morning. There really wasn't much we could do but Lawrence can't stand to sit around in a nice warm house while his cattle are out there suffering. If we couldn't make them comfortable, at least we could suffer with
  • them."
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erickson, John R.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Western life series
Series volume
3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erickson, John R
  • Cowboys
  • Texas Panhandle (Tex.)
Label
LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981, by John R. Erickson ; photographs by Kris Erickson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36023961
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781574410242
Lccn
96040038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36023961
  • (Sirsi) a583834
Label
LZ cowboy : a cowboy's journal, 1979-1981, by John R. Erickson ; photographs by Kris Erickson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36023961
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 181 pages
Isbn
9781574410242
Lccn
96040038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36023961
  • (Sirsi) a583834

Library Locations

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      29.759431 -95.369953
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      550 McKinney St., Houston, TX, 77002, US
      29.7589504 -95.3691522
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