Based on the information at Amazon regarding this book, I would heartily recommend reading or watching the movie Dr Zhivago to help put the Williston/Boomtown book into perspective.
Meanwhile In Texas ... At My Favorite Hamburger Restaurant
From The Wall Street Journal.
One of Whataburger’s most popular items isn’t on the takeout menu, but diners walk out with it all the time.
The Texas-based burger chain is so beloved in the South that its “table tents”—the little plastic A-frame order numbers customers get as they wait for their food to be delivered—often don’t make it back to the stack at the cash register.People pilfer them constantly. Some swipe their lucky numbers, others their birthday or anniversary digits. Athletes go for their jersey numerals. Die-hards want a complete set of 1 through 96.
Misappropriating an orange-and-white-striped Whataburger order number has become a rite of passage of sorts in the Lone Star State, where some posit you can’t be truly Texan unless you’ve filched a tent or two…or 10.And, no, I don't have any.