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Jerkline Jo. Jerkline Jo was created by Arthur Hankins and appeared in three stories and serials in Western Story Magazine from 1921 to 1923, beginning with “Jerkline to Ragtown” (Western Story Magazine, Mar. 26-Apr 30, 1921).

“Jerkline Jo” is Jean Driver, the driver of a ten-horse wagon, who runs a remote route and helps found the mining town of Ragtown. She ends up marrying Hiram Hooker, “the Gentle Wild Cat,” and finds fortune and fights evil men and natives with him.

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