Getting Outside: A Far-Western Childhood

Getting Outside: A Far-Western Childhood by Michael Waterman 1530929342 9781530929344
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This is a memoir of a childhood spent on an isolated livestock ranch on the southern coast of Oregon in the mid-twentieth century. The authors family kept heading west until they reached the Pacific Ocean and then stalled for a hundred years. While much of the United States by 1950 was already urbanized, on Four Mile Creek horses were being replaced by tractors, axes by power saws, and coal-oil lamps by electric lights. The contrasts between the myths of the American West and reality are described: living off the land, freedom from all outside authority, cowboys, loggers, wilderness and the conflicted roles of men and women.

Author: Michael Waterman

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 268

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2016-05-24

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