This book gives a rare view of the details of running a ranch the size and scope of the Pitchfork during the late 1930s. Letters between brothers Eugene F. Williams and J. Gates Williams to and from Virgil V. Parr present a running dialogue between the ranch owners and manager at a time when the rest of the country was trying to come out of an economic depression and drought. They were also watching the events in Europe as talk of a war became a part of the business planning of many industries. The letters and telegrams in this book have never been published. They describe the challenges of ranch life in West Texas as the decade of the 1930s ended. Even more, they reveal the close working relationship between the ranch owners and their manager.