Where the Red Fern Grows

S1 Episode 87

Wilson Rowls seminal novel, 'Where the Red Fern Grows,' was inspired by his own childhood memories of racing through the foliage in the Ozarks with his baying hounds. And when he wrote the story of ten-year-old Billy, and his two prized pets among the red ferns, he had had no idea how it would touch the lives of millions. Experience the tale of Tahlequah—the Cherokee Nation Capitol — and the extraordinary land and sacred lore of these magical woods. The creation of "Where the Red Fern Grows" is this week's fascinating story.

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