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Remington and Russell

The "Titans of Western Art" By Gene Fowler "In the Wake of the Buffalo Runners," 1911, Charles M. Russel, oil on canvas, courtesy private collection Standing in front of Frederic Remington’s 1889 oil painting, A Dash for the Timber, at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum of American Art, I am reminded of the words of a California friend. “You’ve got to see these things in person.” I’d written him about
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Museum of the Cowboy

A California Legacy By Nick Pernokas In the gentle rolling hills on the outskirts of Santa Ynez, California, is one of the best kept secrets of the American West. If you follow a residential street to where the sidewalk ends, you will find that transition point where the West begins. Here, in an otherwise typical, rural California home, resides one of the largest private collections of “cowboy gear” in the
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Blazing Briscoe

The Saddle Exhibit at San Antonio's Briscoe Western Art Museum By Gene Fowler If you should ever find yourself in San Antonio, Texas (and who hasn't at some point?) and you're an aficionado of the fine leatherwork displayed on the saddles on which vaqueros and cowboys blazed across the American West, you'll want to see the historic saddle collection at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Several of the 16 saddles
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The Tandy Leather Museum of Fort Worth

By Gene Fowler Ensconced at his Two Lazy A's Ranch in Canada, legendary leather wizard Al Stohlman was focused on his leathercraft - really focused. “There was only one day a week when he would take phone calls,” says Charlie Davenport, curator of the Tandy Leather Museum in Fort Worth, the repository for much of the Al and Ann Stohlman Collection. “And if we needed to see him in person,