Powder River Examiner -

Shane Dunning 

An artist's firsthand view of the Old West in action


October 24, 2019

Walter Shirlaw's sketch entitled "The Challenge" is shown above. This sketch, as well as the other sketches accompanying the article were published in The Century Magazine, Volume XLVII, No. 6 (November 1893)

A column on local history, researched and written by Shane Dunning. Shane may be reached at [email protected]

An underappreciated aspect of western history has been the contribution of artists. Cassilly Adams' "Custer's Last Fight", reprinted by the Anheuser Busch company and distributed to saloons and bars all over the country, represents one of the most iconic and recognized images of that historic fight. Artists have also impacted our understanding of "ordinary" western life by depicting those who lived it. Charles M Russell, Frederick Remington and Bill Gollings are revered i...

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