Points West Online

Welcome to Points West Online. In this blog we share articles from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Points West magazine. Enjoy the full range of topics related to the West as we post stories from recent issues, and even delve into the archives from the past twenty years. And if you're interested in receiving a printed copy of our magazine going forward, join our membership program—it's one of the benefits!

Points West Online: John Clymer “Winchester” paintings reunited

John Clymer (1907 – 1989). "The Cattle Drive," 1969 – 1970. Oil on canvas, 120 ¼ x 60 ¼ in. Gift of Winchester-Western Division, Olin Corporation. 26.70

From Points West magazine Originally published in Summer 1995 Clymer “Winchester” Paintings Reunited By Howard Michael Madaus Former Curator, Cody Firearms Museum Contemporary western art… Read More

Points West Online: Shooting exhibitions: When “the man who never missed his mark” missed

Texas Jack Omohundro—pictured here with French Dancer Mlle. Morlacchi in “Scouts of the Prairie” stage play, ca. 1875—and Buffalo Bill thrilled audiences with their wild shooting and simulated knife-fighting. Original Buffalo Bill Museum Collection. Purchased from Fred H. Garlow, Jr., William Joseph Garlow, and Mrs. Jane Cody Garlow Mallehan, grandchildren of Buffalo Bill. P.69.24

From Points West magazine Originally published in Spring 2008 When “the man who never missed his mark” missed By Sandra K. Sagala In a series… Read More