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Short man: The life and times of Frank Shorty Harris

Robert D. McCracken

Short man: The life and times of Frank Shorty Harris

a one-act play (Western voices)

by Robert D. McCracken

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Marion Street Pub. Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drama,
  • Harris, Frank,
  • Miners,
  • Nevada

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11705291M
    ISBN 100963911953
    ISBN 109780963911957
    OCLC/WorldCa31024870

    Jean Pierre and his Bear. Jean Pierre “Pete” Aguereberry was a dedicated soul who never stopped trying to get rich from the earthen minerals in the Death Valley territory. While chumming around with Frank “Shorty” Harris in , who kindly took Pete under his wing, Jean found some ore east of what is today Aguereberry and Shorty staked multiple claims, but little did Pete. “The Best Books I Read in ” Truly, Hart captures this curmudgeon’s spirit in Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H.L. Mencken This book is a short, easy-to-read aid to.

    The Rumpus is a place where people come to be themselves through their writing, to tell their stories or speak their minds in the most artful and authentic way they know how. We strive to be a platform for marginalized voices and writing that might not find a home elsewhere, and to lift up new voices alongside those of more established writers. Frank Lynn Struthers Jr. Not much is known about Frank’s life after his mother was murdered but considering his cause of death and the few things I was able to find about the last years of his life, Frank never recovered from his mother’s death and its aftermath. I imagine Frank played over in his mind thousands of times a scenario.

    Michael Frank is a contributing writer to the Los Angeles Times Book Review. His short stories and essays have appeared in Antaeus, The Yale Review, The Southwest Review, Glimmer Train, The New. K-Gr 3—This sweet tale of the black bear that inspired the legendary children's book character Winnie-the-Pooh will resonate with readers. In the framing story, a mother tells her son, Cole, a bedtime tale about how veterinarian Harry Colebourn, a young Canadian soldier on his way to train and fight in Europe during World War I, stumbled upon a baby black bear that he bought off a trapper at /5().


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Short man: The life and times of Frank Shorty Harris by Robert D. McCracken Download PDF EPUB FB2

Shorty Harris and companion eating next to an automobile somewhere in Death Valley during the s. At Bullfrog, Shorty Harris was 47 years old and in the prime of his life, keeping up with much younger men. Years later, well into his 70's, he was still tough enough to wander the desert as a single-blanket-jackass-prospector.

In I took those interviews and combined Harris’ quotes into a one-act play titled “Short Man — The Life and Times of Frank ‘Shorty’ Harris.” That play was presented by UNLV on Feb. 12,at the Visitor Center, Furnace Creek, California, as part of the 60th anniversary observance of the founding of Death Valley National Author: Bob Mccracken.

Early life. Short was born in Polk County, Arkansas in January He was the fifth child of Josiah Washington Short (February 2, – February 8, ) and his wife Hetty Brumley (February 2, – Novem ). Short had nine siblings. The family soon moved to Montague County, Texas.

InLuke Short witnessed first-hand his father's being ambushed and attacked by Born: JanuPolk County, Arkansas. The aforementioned Frank “Shorty” Harris is, by far, the best-known prospector of the bunch.

Spry, loquacious and diminutive, Shorty was the quintessential desert rat. Born to an Irish father and Scotch mother on J [xxxviii] in Providence, Rhode Island, Harris was orphaned by age seven and sent to live with his father’s : Kim Stringfellow.

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