In the early 20th century, the Wendells prosper and new families move to Centennial to farm in the dry lands. The Mexican immigrants face discrimination and exploitation. Several prominent citizens pass away while farms struggle during the Depression. Philip Wendell plans to run for Congress and the Grebe family falls victim to the Dust Bowl. Written by
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In the Winds of Death chapter, a shot of the Wendell house shows the house to have a polycarbonate sky light not seen in that era. See more
The American West of the early 20th century had seen many men come and go. The first, like the Arapaho chief Lame Beaver, were true custodians of the land. Taking only what they needed and giving thanks for a world they knew they could never own. The white men who came later like the French trapper Pasquinel and the Scotsman Alexander McKeag also understood the delicate balance that must be kept between the dictates of nature and the needs of man. The lesson was learned too by some...