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Article about Bill Dodson in Cenizo Journal

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Offline Geezer

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Article about Bill Dodson in Cenizo Journal
« on: December 21, 2012, 09:40:05 PM »
In the latest Cenizo Journal (4th Qtr., 2012), there's a very interesting article about Bill Dodson, grandson of Dodson of Trail and Spring fame. He grew up in the desert picking candelilla and helping his family extract the wax. Lots of good detail and perspective on the life.

Link: http://www.cenizojournal.com/

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Re: Article about Bill Dodson in Cenizo Journal
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2012, 10:18:54 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Geezer!  :great: Wished there was more about Harve Dodson and his ranching activities below the South Rim. Shame about his son Del. Grandson Bill worked in a wax camp.  :shock:

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Re: Article about Bill Dodson in Cenizo Journal
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2012, 10:27:38 PM »
I love the quote at the end.

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Thereís lots of ranchers thatíll tell you that they made wax, but the fact is that it was the Mexicans that did it while they watched.
Iím the only Anglo that ever made wax down here, and Iíll tell you, I didnít volunteer

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Re: Article about Bill Dodson in Cenizo Journal
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2012, 06:31:12 AM »
Thanks Geezer.  That kid had a hard life!

I liked this quote:

When park Supt. Ross Maxwell first met
him, he asked him how in the world he got his family into
such an inaccessible part of Texas. ďMe and the old lady
walked in,Ē Dodson told him. ďThe kids was born here.Ē
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
http://40yearsofwalking.wordpress.com/

 


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