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The Blazing Horizon. The True Story of Pawnee Bill and the Oklahoma Boomers. (Signed)
The Blazing Horizon. The True Story of Pawnee Bill and the Oklahoma Boomers. (Signed)

The Blazing Horizon. The True Story of Pawnee Bill and the Oklahoma Boomers. (Signed)


First edition, firs printing. Inscribed and signed by Pawnee Bill: “Presented to C. Hayes Landis + Wife by Major Gordon W. Lillie ‘Pawnee Bill’. Pawnee, Okla. Aug. 1937.” Above this the recipient has written: “On our western trip to Okla. 1937.”

“Pawnee Bill,” started his Wild West career with Buffalo Bill Cody in 1883. He later created “Pawnee Bill’s Wild West” with his wife May Manning. Despite initial financial struggles, he gained recognition by leading the Boomer Movement into Oklahoma in 1889. This led to a successful show, “Pawnee Bill’s Historical Wild West,” and a later collaboration with Buffalo Bill Cody in 1908, forming “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Pawnee Bill’s Great Far East.”

From the front flap: “A thrilling, red-blooded tale of a picturesque character against the background of hell-roaring towns where men drank, quarreled, killed and went about their business; of primeval passions ruling the hearts of men who blazed the path [...] Gordon Lillie, as Pawnee Bill, the hero of countless men and boys of this and past generations, stood in the doorway of the restaurant in Caldwell one Saturday afternoon. Before him were cattle thieves, horse thieves, Indians, desperadoes, women with hard eyes and painted cheeks. He stood on the threshold of a career that was to be one of the most colorful and stirring in the annals of the glamorous Southwest.”


Description: The Blazing Horizon. The True Story of Pawnee Bill and the Oklahoma Boomers. (Signed)

Chicago: The White House Publishers, (1929). Octavo. Publisher’s cloth and dustwrapper which is chipped and worn. Title-page with paper clip impressions; copyright page and half-title with offsetting from newspaper clippings; binding is sound and clean.

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Price: $125.00

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