Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 1998 James Bama’s art captures essence of contemporary subjects By Rebecca West While some may be tempted to compare the art of James Bama and that of western masters Frederic Remington or Charles Russell, Bama himself doesn’t consider such comparisons valid. “Not in a million years!” he remarked. “Remington was a […]
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Originally published in Points West magazineFall 2008 Byways, boats, and buildings: Yellowstone Lake in history, part 4 By Lee Whittlesey Lee Whittlesey’s manuscript of Yellowstone Lake, of which this is the final installment, was prepared last year to present the history of the lake area as the National Park Service plans a renovation of the site […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2008 Byways, boats, and buildings: Yellowstone Lake in history, part 3 By Lee Whittlesey In the past two issues of Points West, Yellowstone National Park Historian Lee Whittlesey discussed the earliest accounts of Yellowstone Lake and how roads developed in the area to accommodate visitors to the nation’s first national […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSpring 2008 Byways, boats, and buildings: Yellowstone Lake in history, part 2 By Lee Whittlesey In part two of his discussion of Yellowstone Lake history, Yellowstone National Park Historian Lee Whittlesey writes of the early roads in the park and how visitors traveled from place to place along those byways. […]
Originally published in Points West magazineWinter 2007 Byways, boats, and buildings: Yellowstone Lake in history, part 1 By Lee Whittlesey Editor’s note: In the first half of 2007, Lee Whittlesey, Yellowstone National Park Historian, began a study of the history of the Lake Area of the park—particularly those facilities in place at various times throughout history along the […]
Originally published in Points West magazineSummer 2001 Yellowstone National Park and Park County, Wyoming, Photographers By Nathan BenderFormer Curator, McCracken Research Library Yellowstone National Park is a magnet for photographers. Early photographers shot and sold many views of the landscapes, geysers, hot springs and wildlife. Tourists using new photographic technology that allowed “snapshots” took full advantage […]