Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography Page: 81
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Before I got to Bonanza, the sky grayed over and the rain
began to fall, a condition that was to persist throughout my
stay. It was one of the wettest years in the memory of Hunt
County. Indeed, the spring of 1903 brought disastrous floods
throughout the West and South. I rode for mile after lonely
mile through rolling fields and scraggly post-oak country, trees
black and bushy in the wet. Bonanza was so small and non-
descript that had I been dozing in the saddle I might easily have
ridden right through. But a light was on in a rickety little store
selling general merchandise. There, amid the silent scrutiny of
hangers-on, I was told I might find lodgings with Mrs. Koon
who took in boarders.
Mrs. Koon, a woman in her fifties, looked me over out of
light and level eyes. Then, with a soft Alabama voice in sharp
contrast to the severity of her expression, she reckoned she
might find room for me. Bonanza, she said, sure needed a doctor.
Here’s what’s next.
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Atkinson, Donald Taylor. Texas Surgeon: an Autobiography, book, 1958; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143566/m1/93/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.