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McGee's Boy

McGee's Boy

by Fred W. Causley Sr

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Where Mark Twain had his Mississippi River, Fred Causley had Old Highway 66--known widely as, "The Mother Road,"--and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad. Twain's mighty steamboats, churning the water with wide paddlewheels, held no less magic than the majestic San Francisco Chief roaring through a crossing at eighty miles an hour.
The characters that colored the towns and docks and decks of steamboats were no more wonderful than were the engineers, brakemen, and track repairmen to a kid growing up literally on the railroad tracks. Hispanics, American Indians of several tribes, and black children helped young Causley to mature almost oblivious to the evils of prejudice based on the color of one's skin.
People traveled from all over the world just to see the magic land that was Arizona, home to this railroading family. The Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, and the red rocks of Oak Creek Canyon were but a few of those places. These were just some of the benefits of a life spent as—McGee's Boy.

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BN ID: 2940161075708
Publisher: Word and Spirit Publishing
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Fred Causley, Sr. describes himself as having been “smarter than God” for 52 years. By that, he says he means that though he accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at an early age, he kept God at arm’s length for many years. Then at age 52, he rededicated his life to the Lord and exciting things started happening, including being inspired to write Christian poems. Causley has been a journalist, a working cowboy, a drywall professional and a freelance writer. With his wife, Mary, working to help feed the family, he graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1972 with a degree in agricultural journalism. He later obtained a master’s degree in creative writing from OSU. In 1976, he began a career with the Department of Agricultural Journalism at OSU and served as an award winning science writer and editor until retiring in 2001.

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