In 1894 and 1895 Owen Wister, in search of authentic Western material for his writing, spent some time on a ranch at Apache
Tejo in southwestern New Mexico. The people he met at Apache Tejo were the inspirations for his famous novel, the Virginian.
Owen Wister travelled to New Mexico from the east coast in 1894. He stayed with Frederic Remington in New Mexico for two years,
1894 to 1895. He made this trip to study authentic Westerners as a character study for his writing. These photographs represent
his stay at the ranch at Apache Tejo in southwestern New Mexico. The men he met becamse the inspirations for his famous hero
in the novel, the Virginian.
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