The Blazing Horizon: The True Story of Pawnee Bill and the Oklahoma Boomers. Ernest LYNN.

The Blazing Horizon: The True Story of Pawnee Bill and the Oklahoma Boomers

Chicago: The White House, 1929. First edition. 12mo. Salmon-colored cloth stamped in black; 272 pp. By virtue of the half-title page stamp, our copy appears to have been purchased at Pawnee Bill's Oldtown and Indian Trading Post, which burned to the ground in 1944. Affixed to the front pastedown is a newspaper article announcing Pawnee Bill's death and a real photo postcard of the Wild West showman is affixed to the front endpaper. If stamps and ephemera aren't enough, the scarce dust jacket is also included, albeit slightly rubbed and with chipping to spine ends and with a few errant marks to front panel and a sunned spine. About Very Good. This is a fictionalized account of the life and adventures of Gordon W. Lillie (1860-1942), otherwise known as "Pawnee Bill," a Wild West performer whose nickname was derived from the Pawnee Indians he befriended after gentrification forced them to relocate near his family's Kansas farm. He later established "Pawnee Bill's Wild West and Great Far East Show" and toured together with Buffalo Bill. A unique copy. Item #01411

Price: $115.00

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