Popular nineteenth century writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain were so popular they got their own library call number. This is something twentieth century writers, even really popular […]
Buffalo Bill Museum
Our Buffalo Bill Museum is our flagship and has rich stories to tell not only about William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's own personal history as a western man, scout, actor, showman, and entrepreneur, but also of the times in which he lived, his legacy, and the myth of the West. This blog shares Points West articles about or related to Buffalo Bill.
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2016 The One that Got Away… A Photo, That Is By Tom F. Cunningham The ways in which our Points West authors are inspired, […]
A Future Executive? When I was doing research on Anson Eddy, I found record of someone by that name working as an elevator operator in Hartford, Connecticut, in about 1920. […]
A Well-watered Area Jim Bridger had seen the handwriting on the wall. Between the early 1820s and late 1830s, fur brigades had moved from watershed to watershed, stripping creeks of […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2019 Georgian horsemen in the Wild West show By Irakli Makharadze Translated from Georgian by Salome and Nino Makharadze In 1905, American journalist and […]
Shortly after I started at the McCracken Research Library, our Director, Mary Robinson, came into my office one day. “Do you want to go to lunch?’ “Huh?” I usually just […]