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According to Harold McCracken, “It was difficult for Frank Tenney Johnson to leave Manuelita and the other parts of the Indian country of the southwestern desert region, just as it had been difficult to leave the cowboy and cattle back country of Colorado. Each new day had brought new memorable experiences. Moonlit nights in rocky canyons and starlit nights around the old adobe Indian trading posts had made a tremendous impression upon him.”

Frank Tenney Johnson and the American West will accompany the lot.

Harold McCracken, The Frank Tenney Johnson Book (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974), following page 80, illustrated
Melissa J. Webster, Frank Tenney Johnson and the American West (Santa Fe, NM: Gerald Peters Gallery, 2000), front cover and page 59, illustrated

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