The book describes the birth of Tom Bass into slavery and his steady rise to fame as the premier trainer of saddle bred horses of his time; indeed, perhaps the greatest trainer of all. Bass was born outside Columbia, Mo., in 1859, the child of Cornelia, a slave woman, nad her white master, William Bass the book reports. Tom Bass was still a child when the Bass slaves were freed in 1865, but his freedom changed his childhood little, for he grew up on the Bass plantation.

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Mexico Ledger (Mexico, Missouri)17 Dec 1975, WedPage 9
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  • — The book describes the birth of Tom Bass into slavery and his steady rise to fame as the premier trainer of saddle bred horses of his time; indeed, perhaps the greatest trainer of all. Bass was born outside Columbia, Mo., in 1859, the child of Cornelia, a slave woman, nad her white master, William Bass the book reports. Tom Bass was still a child when the Bass slaves were freed in 1865, but his freedom changed his childhood little, for he grew up on the Bass plantation.

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