Western artist Remington visited Texas often

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Texas History

The Evening Tribune took note of the presence of Frederic Remington in El Paso in a brief announcement on Nov. 19, 1893. The renowned artist was such a frequent visitor to Texas’ westernmost town that the editor saw no reason to make a big deal of another appearance.

Proving roots need not dictate destiny, the painter who gave stayat-home Americans their first true glimpse of the Southwest grew up in northern New York state. He enrolled in Yale at age 16 to please a demanding father but dropped out as soon as he died.

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