The Lady Makes Boots: Enid Justin and the Nocona Boot Company
Published by: Texas Tech University Press
Imprint: Texas Tech University Press
Available: November 2021
256 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
Not Yet Published
This is the first biography of Enid Justin, lady bootmaker and the visionary who founded the Nocona Boot Company. Utilizing archival material, hundreds of newspaper articles from across the U. S. and beyond, and many personal interviews with Justin family members and boot company employees, The Lady Makes Boots tells the complete story of this multi-faceted woman and the growth of her small-town business to a multi-million-dollar corporation. Remembered fondly as the hard-working ?Miss Enid?, Justin led the Nocona Boot Company through a seventy-four year history that included the Great Depression, World War II, and countless other challenges. Enid Justin was a true Texas pioneer: this is her story, stitched and bound.
?This biography of Enid Justin will be a significant addition to the growing body of work about unique women in the history of Texas. Equally important is the exploration of the historic context of the ?cowboy culture? that allowed the Texas boot industry to become a significant factor in the economic development of the state.? --Frances Vick, retired UNT Press Director, Texas Folklore Society Secretary/Editor