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Rick Wallner

RICK-WALLNER_CHIEF-RANGER.The best book on Bent’s Fort is David Lavender’s Bent’s Fort, although Mark Lee Gardner wrote a great Historic Resource Study for the park about 10 years ago; it sure would be nice to see that published.

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ELizabeth Fenn

Elizabeth-Fenn_Pulitzer-Prize-Winning-HistorianIf I had been a member of the Corps of Discovery, I would have brought my own vial of smallpox vaccine. Meriwether Lewis’s supply lost its potency and was therefore useless. Had this not happened, he might have protected some native peoples against the epidemic of 1837-38.

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Cord McCoy

cord-mccoyRiding a bull requires practice, practice practice! Hard to hit a 90 mph fast ball ’til you have swung a million times.

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John Read

John-Read_Park-ManagerOur most curious Mexican Revolution artifact is the Jeffery Quad armored car. This vehicle was not sent to Columbus, New Mexico, for the Punitive Expedition, although Jeffery Quad trucks were. Yet after the expedition ended in 1917, the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss used the armored car in 1919, when soldiers crossed into Mexico to chase Pancho Villa during the Battle of Ciudad Juárez.

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Andy Thomas

Andy-Thomas_western-artistCharlie Russell is special because he combined artwork with authentic cowboys, Indians, history and a drink or two. Good man, that Charlie.

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Win Blevins

Win-and-Meredith-BlevinsGrowing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, grounded me. In college, a professor pointed out to me, “You’ve written this poem for people who know who Agamemnon was.” I went into shock. I didn’t want to write stuff my own family (or common people) wouldn’t read. After being racked by stress, I saw the answer. Use Mark Twain as a model—serious subjects, approached in language anyone can read.

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Gordon Snidow

Gordon-Snidow-Western-ArtistWhat I have seen, lived and painted is only a chapter in the saga called the West. What we used to call the future is now the past.

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Dan Piraro

Dan-Piraro-CartoonistArt was my first and most consistent love. I realized that because I was an incurable smart aleck, I’d likely make more money in cartooning than fine art.

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Dr. Jeremy Rowe

dr-jeremy-roweI started collecting because I caught the bug—first reacting to the images, then to their context and history, and finally to the process of extracting the embedded stories that they contain.

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Rick Wallner

Rick Wallner

The best book on Bent’s Fort is David Lavender’s Bent’s Fort , although Mark Lee G...

Justice for Jack

Justice for Jack

Pioneer Jack Swilling should be remembered for his many contributions to Arizona...

Liberty, Not Death

Liberty, Not Death

Children soothed their thirst by scraping their fingernails on barrack windows t...

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