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In September 1893, Remington first met the man who would become his most famous collaborator, author Owen Wister. The two planned to work together on 8 or 9 illustrated stories for Harper's Monthly and Harpers Weekly. The son of a wealthy Philadelphia physician and grandson of fabled actress Fanny Kemble, Wister attended schools in Britain and Switzerland before attending Harvard where he was a classmate of Theodore Roosevelt. After trying several careers, Wister, who like Roosevelt was fascinated with the West, decided to try writing about life on the frontier. This story was about Corporal Specimen Jones who is called upon to keep peace in Boise, Idaho when...
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