La Plata County Series, Book Four

Homesteaders & Sheepherders and D.H.

by Luther Butler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/2/1999

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 448
ISBN : 9781583486122

About the Book

Son Wilkerson continues the saga of La Plata County Serieswith HOMESTEADERS AND SHEEPHERDERS and D.H. In HOMESTEADERS AND SHEEPHERDERS, the Wilkersons struggle to make ends meet. The Utes are gone, but the sagebrush, pinyon, and cedar still remain to be cleared from the Dryside land. Suddenly, D.H. Wilkerson realizes he cannot make a living on the land he has accumulated so he turns to a large herd of sheep for money. Along with the sheep, death stalks the Dryside land in the form of angry Mormons, Diphtheria, Wallis Yonger, and Swamper, a child molester. Son Wilkerson steps in to help drive the sheep to the beloved La Plata Mountains.

D.H., is the continuation of the story of D.H. Wilkerson as told by Son. Driven from La Plata County by sickness, Son and D.H. wander the badlands of New Mexico and Arizona. Son returns to La Plata County to help his brother, Frank, run the ranch during World War II. Son is forced to grow up during a time when the world is coming unglued. While trying to cope with an insane father, he finds friendship with Duane and love with Dorothy Tuttle.

About the Author

Luther Butler was born of southern parents in Alamosa, Colorado in 1929. He holds degrees from Eastern New Mexico University, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tarleton State University. He served in the US Navy and has ranched, worked in a mental hospital, in inner city slums, and was with the Texas Department of Agriculture for 23 years. He is married to Jo Butler and has one son.