Cherokee Bill Oklahoma Pacer Author:Jean Bailey Along with hundreds of other impatient settlers living in tents and covered wagons along the Kansas-Oklahoma border, twelve-year-old David Rutledge and his parents waited for the opening of the Cherokee Strip. David, and the stray horse he named Cherokee Bill, played a big part in the family fortunes on that fateful day. And in the days that f... more »ollowed, David found that life in a "soddy" on a prairie homestead could be full of unexpected adventure--particularly when a stray horse turns out to be a prize-winner pacer.
This fast-moving, well-written story is based on family records and first-hand knowledge. The illustrations, too, are authentic, being done by one of America's leading artists, with a special talent for drawing horses.« less