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Author Hoy, James F., author.

Title My Flint Hills : observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie / Jim Hoy.

Publication Info. Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  978.188 H851m 2020 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
 Axe Reference 2nd Floor Stacks  978.188 H851m 2020    ---  Available
Description 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "This is a short essay collection that, much like the author, wears many hats: it combines Kansas history, memoir, environmental history and conservation, and regional folklore. Jim's family has ranched in the Flint Hills since the 1870s and continues to do so to this day, both at Jim's Flying H Ranch and his son Josh's ranch in Chase County, the Flying W. The manuscript shares family stories and anecdotes about working ranch life alongside ruminations on the serene beauty of the Flint Hills, discussions of the ways that cattle ranching has changed over time, the history of the nearby town of Cassoday, the prairie's natural resources and efforts to preserve them, and tales of local legends and colorful characters (some of whom are also the author's relatives). In short, this book is a love letter to the Flint Hills, written by the person who knows them best"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Ranchers -- Flint Hills (Kan. and Okla.) -- Biography.
Flint Hills (Kan. and Okla.) -- Rural conditions -- Anecdotes.
Ranch life -- Flint Hills (Kan. and Okla.) -- Anecdotes.
Ranching -- Flint Hills (Kan. and Okla.)
Flint Hills (Kan. and Okla.) -- History.
Flint Hills (Kan. and Okla.) -- Biography.
Ranch life. (OCoLC)fst01089735
Ranchers. (OCoLC)fst01089749
Ranching. (OCoLC)fst01089779
Rural conditions. (OCoLC)fst01101474
United States -- Flint Hills. (OCoLC)fst01311594
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Observations and reminiscences from America's last tallgrass prairie
ISBN 9780700629930 (cloth)
9780700629947 (epub)

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