Originally published in Points West magazineWinter 2019–2020 Seldom Seen: Elusive Predators of Yellowstone Country By Mark Davis Bill Hackney was driving on Muddy Mountain near Casper, Wyoming, when something odd caught his eye. It had an unusual gate, running next to the road for about 30 feet before dropping off the shoulder and disappearing in thick timber. […]
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Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2017 Alaska Man, Part 2 Click here to read part one… By Mary Robinson In part one of Alaska Man, we learned how Harold McCracken publicizes his northern adventures to establish himself as a public figure. Each of his first two expeditions to Alaska was a “roll of the […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2017 Alaska Man, Part 1 By Mary Robinson “You’d take him for a schoolmaster, precisely like a schoolmaster, or maybe a scientist. Bald-headed, spectacled, and so skinny you’d think the frost would finish him off the first cold night.” Such was one journalist’s impression of Harold McCracken (Fig. 1), […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2018 Good news and bad news, Russell or Heikka? By Peter Hassrick, PhD The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Whitney Western Art Museum holds, among its many national treasures, a remarkable and sizeable collection of works by the celebrated Montana artist Charles M. Russell. In its early iterations, […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2018 Lies and Legends of Montana Bill, Part 2 Click here to read part 1… By Tom F. Cunningham Characters abound in the West, and in the last installment of Points West Online, author and historian Tom F. Cunningham introduced one Montana Bill. A contemporary of William F. “Buffalo […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2018 Lies and Legends of Montana Bill, Part 1 By Tom F. Cunningham Wild West Echoes in Glasgow Of all the myriad objects in the collections of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, by no means the most valuable—but certainly amongst the most perplexing—is an undated newspaper cutting. […]