CHEROKEE BILL, OKLAHOMA PACER by Jean Bailey

CHEROKEE BILL, OKLAHOMA PACER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

1893 and the famous run for the Cherokee Strip between Kansas and Oklahoma are the props for a horse story about a boy and a trotter. On their way west to join settlers who are readying themselves for the cash for land claims, young David Rutledge and his mother and father befriend a wild horse that looks as if it had been previously mistreated. Under care, Cherokee Bill blossoms and steps out, as a true pacer helps bear the Rutledges swiftly to decent land. Trouble comes with a snarling stranger who claims Bill's ownership, but is righted in a series of homesteading adventures marked by retraining Bill to a sulky, a dramatic winter-time run for the doctor when Mrs. Rutledge comes down with serious grippe, winning a county fair race, the discovery of Bill's true owner.

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1952
Publisher: Abingdon-Cokesbury