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Underlying this solid, steer-wrestling man’s man, graying Van Dyke-bearded and steady gazed exterior, you might not recognize little Ronnie, the half-starved, yet hopeful, action-inclined, son of “Okies” and heir to the “Grapes of Wrath.”
In a sense, the rats his dad was shooting in the kitchen of their temporary shack-like shelter, told the story of a life laced with injustice. Through this fire the gold was refined in a way, which led Ronnie to be trusting, but cautious without being fearful, and generous with the gleanings from his compassion as he teaches.
Ron enjoys family, friends, fishing and reading. He and his family live in Exeter, California, a small city in the San Joaquin Valley.
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Tulare County Museum's exhibit: "Winds of Change: The Dust Bowl Migration to Tulare County" featured an interview with Author Ron Hughart. The Tulare County Museum provides insight into the various cultures that have helped Tulare County grow from a pioneering farm community into the world's second largest agricultural area. Museum exhibits and technology presentations document the contributions made by the Armenian, African-American and Hispanic communities and Dust Bowl migrants including an interview with Ron Hughart. The museum has made two clips available of the interview.
By Audry L. Lynch
I couldn’t believe my good luck when I found myself listening to Ron Hughart at the recent Los Angeles Festival of Books who was describing his and his parent's life as California migrants in the 1930s, 40s & 50s. “My book, The Place Beyond the Dust Bowl describes what happened after the Joads left”, he says.
With this year’s celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Steinbeck’s classic, The Grapes of Wrath, Hughart can testify to Steinbeck’s accuracy from his own life experiences. When did he read the book? “I was twenty years old serving as a soldier in Germany” Hughart recalls: “The first thing I thought to myself was that this man had gone out and gotten the real story. I lived it so I think my life personalizes his story. My book takes up where Steinbeck left off. In fact I thought about Rose of Sharon the whole time I was writing it”.