Sunday, September 26, 2004

September 26, 2004
Back from Santa Fe at nine p.m.. Going out in the morning to Kansas City. Lots to report. Lots of driving (1,100 miles), great food, big sights, big nights, big fights.

We’ve got a new poll up (I was really surprised at the results of the Wyatt Earp poll, which we’ll run in the mag in the next issue). Which of the following people do you think were the greatest North American explorers?
• Lewis & Clark
• John C. Fremont
• Jedediah Smith
• Sieur de La Salle
Cast your vote here.

Went to the new Georgia O’Keefe museum in Santa Fe and was really unimpressed. Dirty walls (I know, I know, it’s supposed to be that way, so Santa Fe-o, it’s like the dirt came off the ground and onto the walls. . .). In the first place there isn’t that much of her work there. In contrast, this morning we hit the New Mexico Museum in Albuquerque and saw a new Maynard Dixon show and they also had a Buck Dunton and a few Taos masters who mostly did Native Americans. Really great stuff, towered over the Georgia stuff. In another league really.

“Until you walk a mile in another man’s mocassins you can’t imagine the smell.”
—Old Vaquero Sayings

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