The Ranch That No One Would Buy, published in 1939 in Western Yarns

“The Ranch That No One Would Buy”
by L. Ron Hubbard

Publication date: October 1939

Original publication: Western Yarns

Genre: Western

Story description: Petey McGuire has been kicked around for so long, he’d run from his own shadow. But something is about to turn him into The Toughest Ranger—hunger.

Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title The Toughest Ranger.