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Cactus Kid. The Cactus Kid was created by Robert J. Horton (Spectacular Kid, Two Gun Kid) and appeared in three stories in Western Story Magazine in 1924, beginning with “The Cactus Kid” (Western Story Magazine, Mar. 29, 1924).

The Cactus Kid is a cattle driver and singing cowboy from Texas. He is young, slender, with grey eyes and copper hair. Although he is oppressed by wicked ranchers, he usually smiles and moves with a “lazy sureness.” He rides the pinto Freckles.

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