‘The Norton Trilogy’ by Jack August, Jr.
May 23, 2014
“The Norton Trilogy” digs deep into the desert climate of Arizona through the eyes of three generations of John Ruddle Nortons, a family who has been cited as agricultural innovators in the West during and after the turn of the 20th century.
August explains how the lives of John R. Norton (1854-1923), John R. Norton, Jr.
(1901-1987) and John R. Norton III (1929-present) shaped a region that helped supply the United States with cotton, vegetables, and livestock throughout World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and modern agribusiness.