Tom Augherton
Buckeye Gets Burned

Buckeye Gets Burned

With an anthropologist’s curiosity, an artist’s hands and an explorer’s heart, Western painter John Mix Stanley personally offered a changing nation...

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Southwest Crusader

Southwest Crusader

Charles F. Lummis was two years old when he experienced his first loss—the death of his mother from consumption on April 24, 1861, at their seaside...

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Chalkley

Chalkley

Chalkley McArtor “Chalk” Beeson, the last of seven kids from Quaker parents Samuel and Martha, was born in Salem, Ohio, on April 24, 1848. The...

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Esther Ross

Esther Ross

A century ago, the 17-year-old daughter of an ambitious Prescott, Arizona, pharmacist had traveled over three days and 2,400 miles to New York to...

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Erwin E. Smith

Erwin E. Smith

Texan Erwin Evans Smith is regarded as one of the greatest photographers of the day-to-day life of the cowboy in the American Southwest. Smith...

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Ely S. Parker

Ely S. Parker

Seneca Indian Ely S. Parker was born Hasanoanda, which means “Leading Name,” in 1828 as his parents William and Elizabeth Parker attempted to return...

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Henry Larkin Abbot

Henry Larkin Abbot

From the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans, in peacetime and on bloody fields of war, Henry L. Abbot engineered the infrastructure of a new...

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James Beckwourth

James Beckwourth

For most descendants of African slaves born prior to the Civil War, the path to freedom was usually a covert and perilous foot journey to exile in...

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