Harder Than Hardscrabble: Oral Recollections of the Farming Life from the Edge of the Texas Hill Country
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Harder Than Hardscrabble: Oral Recollections of the Farming Life from the Edge of the Texas Hill Country (Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage)

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Until the U.S. Army claimed 300-plus square miles of hardscrabble land to build Fort Hood in 1942, small communities like Antelope, Pidcoke, Stampede, and Okay scratched out a living by growing cotton and ranching goats on the less fertile edges of the Texas Hill Country. While a few farmers took jobs with construction crews at Fort Hood to remain in the area, almost the e...more
Paperback, 297 pages
Published March 1st 2004 by University of Texas Press
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