Photograph of a painting, "The Old Santa Fe Trail", by Frederic Remington, depicting horsemens guiding a chain of ox-drawn carriages, [s.d.]. Short buildings are visible in the background.; "Frederic Remington was born in nearby Canton, NY in 1861. His father was a Civil War Hero and his mother came from a prosperous family. Frederic demonstrated great interest in horses and military things at an early age, and was sent to the Highland Military Academy in Massachusetts for secondary schooling. Developing an insatiable appetite for art, Remington received his first formal art training at Yale and the Art Students League, but left college before graduating to pursue the adventure and excitement of the western frontier. He gathered information, made sketches and took photographs which he later used at his home in New Rochelle, NY to create his paintings and bronzes. He died in 1909 of complications following an appendectomy, and is buried in Canton, NY.Remington's paintings and sculptures are owned by museums and private collectors throughout the world, with the largest collection located here in Ogdensburg at the Frederic Remington Art Museum. Through his heroic and savage depictions of cowboys, soldiers and indians, Remington glorified the theme of the West as the American Frontier." -- unknown author.