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Photography

The photography of Robert Dawson

Date: October 1, 2011

Robert Dawson's love of the West began when he was a young boy growing up in Texas and has led him to photograph some of the most beautiful and wildest places in America. His talents for composition and working with natural light are sought by clients wishing to capture a unique angl...

 
 

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Images from the Glass Photographic Plates of the Artist of the Californio

Date: October 1, 2011

In July of 1899, the renaissance publisher, editor and artist, Charles F. Lummis wrote of a new artist he was using to illustrate his magazine of the southwest, The Land Of Sunshine,

Whether by shrewd deliberation or by natural gravitation, Alexander Harmer has made a field ...

 
 

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When your family’s home and business have barely changed in a century, what happens when you see your livelihood dwindling even as you watch your grandkids growing up?

Date: October 1, 2011

Waters flowing down the east slopes of Johnson Mesa, east of Raton, form the Dry Cimarron River as it passes the Folsom Man archaeological site and the village of Folsom, where a devastating 1908 flood left little in its wake. The river - some would call it a creek - continues east a...

 
 

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Rocking “K” Custom Leather: Rocks Rally 2011 at the Harley-Davidson Museum

Date: October 1, 2011

It was just shy of a year ago that Howard Knight, master leather artist and designer, was given the word that he and his work would be showcased at the granddaddy of all custom motorcycle events - The Harley-Davidson Motor­cycle Rally 2011 held on the grounds of the spectacular Harle...

 
 

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Leaving Fear Behind

Date: October 1, 2011

Fear is something that I deal with a lot in my work with horses. It can be something just so overwhelming it can permeate your entire life. And it can make you do things and say things and act certain ways that you wouldn't dream of normally. Sometimes when a person is afraid, they'l...

 
 

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Muleteer on the Edge of the World

Date: October 1, 2011

"The Grand Canyon is not solitude. It is a living, moving,

pulsating being, ever changing in form and color…pinnacles and

towers springing into being out of unseen depths…among it's

cathedral spires, it's arches and domes, and the deepest recesses of its 

 

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Our National Archives

Date: October 1, 2011

A trip to the U.S. National Archives is a magic journey through the history of our nation and it is as close as your computer or iPad.

Anyone who has cleaned out a family attic knows the importance of keeping family records. You may have military records from relatives who ...

 
 

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The “Pulp” that outlived them all.

Date: October 1, 2011

Ranch Romances is known far and wide as the most famous of the Western romance pulps. But it was a lot more than that: it was the pulp magazine managed by the famous Fanny Ellsworth; it was, next to Love Story, one of the most popular romance pulps and one of the most popular Western...

 
 

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Around Big Horn, Wyoming, ranching and polo have intertwined for more than a century, producing along the way some of the toughest horses in the country.

Date: October 1, 2011

When one thinks of Wyoming, cowboys come to mind. Polo, a hunt-seat discipline associated with exotic, foreign locales, likely does not. Nonetheless, the "sport of kings" was brought to the Big Horn region in the 1890s, in the wake of the 19th century cattle boom.

The town ...

 
 

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A Pictorial Remembrance

Date: October 1, 2011

Beloved vaquero artist John Edward Borein (1872 - 1945) liked nothing more than to rope with his friends. Probably more than any other artist of vaquero culture, Borein's roping art is on one hand - the most accurate, and on the other - the most "celebratory." Every roper who has eve...

 
 

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The Oklahoma craftsman builds saddles with the working cowboy in mind.

Date: October 1, 2011

If not careful, a man's craft can become his master. Thanks mainly to a decision he made a few years back, Jeff Wade has avoided becoming a captive of his art. The Barnsdall, Oklahoma, saddlemaker decided enough was enough and reset his priorities, putting his family and faith before...

 
 

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Grant Golliher shares life lessons through the medium of horses

Date: October 1, 2011

A feeling nags horseman Grant Golliher. Inside, where heart and soul and intuition intersect, something tells him he is not doing enough, that he should influence more people. For a horseman known for changing the lives of horses and people, this belief seems odd; but never­theless, ...

 
 

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Montana Pack Service Wrangler charges a grizzly to save a young boy near Glacier National Park

Date: October 1, 2011

A young woman on a big horse charged out of the pack of grizzly bear stories this summer near Glacier National Park. In a cloud of dust, the 25-year-old wrangler likely saved a boy's life while demonstrating that skill, quick-thinking and guts sometimes are the best weapons against a...

 
 

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The Story of An Undocumented Speech

Date: October 1, 2011

Did Millard Fillmore install the first bathtub in the White House? Did Betsy Ross make the first American flag at the request of George Washington? Did Pocahontas save the life of Capt. John Smith? Most Americans, whose knowledge of the history of their native land is sometimes sketc...

 
 

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An upcoming western art show pays tribute to cowboy author Teddy Blue Abbott and honors his friendship with the great Charlie Russell

Date: October 1, 2011

More than a year ago, Weatherford, Texas, artist Teal Blake began to develop a concept for a unique art show, one that would feature the work of some of the West's most respected contemporary painters and sculptors while honoring the legacies of the iconic Charlie Russell and revered...

 
 

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Wild Rags

Date: October 1, 2011

Long a staple of the traditional cowboy's wardrobe, the silk wild rag serves as a personal insulator, wicking away moisture and providing warmth during chilly days spent working on horseback. A wild rag can serve other purposes: it can be pulled over a rider's mouth and nose in dusty...

 
 

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A Billings, Montana, ranch changes for the better the lives of at-risk kids.

Date: October 1, 2011

Since its inception in 1957, the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch has provided psychiatric residential treatment for emotionally troubled children and their families. Located outside Billings, Montana, the 400-acre campus accommodates 650 boys and girls, ages 8 to 17, in a peaceful, ...

 
 

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