Artwork offered by the Wyoming Historical Foundation

Autumn Magic by Conrad O. Schwiering

"Autumn Magic," a view of Wyoming's Teton Mountains.

"Autumn Magic," a view of Wyoming's Teton Mountains is being offered as a limited edition of 950 numbered prints and 50 artists prints. It is printed on 100 lb. Limoge, archival paper. Image size is 23?" x 19?", overall size 26?" x 23?". It is signed by five of the living Wyoming Governors, all outstanding servants of the people of the state. * Governor Milward L. Simpson (1955-1959) * Governor Clifford P. Hansen (1963-1967) * Governor Stanley K. Hathaway (1967-1975) * Governor Ed Herschler (1975-1987) * Governor Michael J. Sullivan (1987 to 1994) Conrad O. Schwiering (1916-1987) a 40 year resident of Jackson, Wyoming was described thus by Governor Milward L. Simpson. "He is friendly, warm and personable. As a painter, he has captured the glorious majesty, the grandeur of the ever-changing moods of the Tetons. Truly in Conrad Schwiering, God gave us a man to match our Mountains." This historical commemorative print is the project of the Wyoming Historical Foundation of the Wyoming State Historical Society. The committee members Richard and Lucille Dumbrill, Katherine M. Townsend and Kay Linton wanted to provide a lasting reminder of Wyoming's Centennial for future generations. Proceeds go to the Wyoming History Day, which is sponsored by the Wyoming Archives, Museums and Historical Department and the Wyoming State Historical Society. The use of the original "Autumn Magic" was generously granted by the owners Richard and Lucille Dumbrill, 203 Grandview Drive, Newcastle, Wyoming 82701. Write to them to reserve your heritage print. Price $250.00 plus shipping and tax.

Custer's Troops in Floral Valley, July 1874 by Dave Paulley

 "Custer's Troops in Floral Valley, July 1874"

Custer's Troops in Floral Valley, July 1874," is being offered as a limited edition of 300 numbered prints. It is printed on 80 lb. archival paper. Image size is 24" x 16". Overall size is 30" x 22". The painting is one of thirty from the Wyoming History in Art Project sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Society. The prints are signed by the artist, Dave Paulley, a native of Osage, Wyoming, and Dr. T.A. Larson, noted Wyoming historian, who assisted with the research for the paintings. During the Summer of 1874 Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer led a force of 1,000 well-armed men from Fort Abraham near Bismark, North Dakota, to explore the Black Hills. On July 23, Custer and a small group of men climbed Inyan Kara Mountain in what is today northeastern Wyoming. The following day they traveled eastward toward the heart of the Black Hills, camping in the valley of Cold Springs Creek. Custer and his men traveled through a number of valleys. One he named "Floral Valley" . Custer described the valley in his journal: "This valley, in one respect, presented the most wonderful as well as beautiful aspect. Its equal I have never seen; and such, too was the testimony of all who beheld it. In no private or public park have I ever seen such a profuse display of flowers. . . . So luxuriant in growth were they that men plucked them without dismounting from the saddle. . . . It was a strange sight to glance back at the advancing columns of calvary and behold the men with beautiful bouquets in their hands, while the headgear of the horses was decorated with wreaths of flowers fit to crown a queen of May. Deeming it a most fitting appellation, I named this Floral Valley." This commemorative print is sponsored by the Wyoming Historical Foundation of the Wyoming State Historical Society. Committee members are Lucille Dumbrill, Wayne Vanderpoel, Patty Myers, June Edens, and Dick Wilder from the foundation and Rick Ewig representing the American Heritage Center. Proceeds go to a Wyoming State Historical Society endowment and programs of the American Heritage Center. To order your print write the American Heritage Center, PO Box 3924, Laramie, Wyoming, 82071, or call Lucille Dumbrill at 307 746 2268. Price is $125 plus $10 for shipping and handling.

Portugee Phillips Arrives at Old Bedlam, Fort Laramie, December 25, 1866 by Dave Paulley

 "Portugee Phillips Arrives at Old Bedlam, Fort Laramie, December 25, 1866"

"Portugee Phillips Arrives at Old Bedlam, Fort Laramie, December 25, 1866," is being offered as a limited edition of 300 numbered prints. It is printed on 80 lb. archival paper. Image size is 24" x 16". Overall size is 30" x 22". The painting is one of thirty from the Wyoming History in Art Project sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Society. The prints are signed by the artist, Dave Paulley, a native of Osage, Wyoming, and Dr. T.A. Larson, noted Wyoming historian, who assisted with the research for the paintings. During 1866 the United States government constructed three forts along the Bozeman Trail which crossed Indian Territory. The forts were Reno and Phil Kearny in what is today northeastern Wyoming and C.F. Smith in Montana. On December 21, 1866, Colonel Henry B. Carrington, commanding officer at Fort Phil Kearny, sent Captain W.J. Fetterman and eighty men to repel an Indian attack on a wood cutting detail. Led by Ogala chiefs Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, the Native Americans trapped and killed the entire detachment. Portugee Phillips and Daniel Dixon, two civilians at the fort, volunteered to ride to Fort Laramie and deliver a request for reinforcements. During the journey Phillips sent a telegram to Fort Laramie then rode to the fort by himself. His arrival late Christmas night, four days and 235 miles out of Fort Phil Kearny, is depicted in "Portugee Phillips Arrives at Old Bedlam Fort Laramie". This commemorative print is sponsored by the Wyoming Historical Foundation of the Wyoming State Historical Society. Committee members are Lucille Dumbrill, Wayne Vanderpoel, Patty Myers, June Edens, and Dick Wilder from the foundation and Rick Ewig representing the American Heritage Center. Proceeds go to a Wyoming State Historical Society endowment and programs of the American Heritage Center. To order your print write the American Heritage Center, PO Box 3924, Laramie, Wyoming, 82071, or call Lucille Dumbrill at 307 746 2268. Price is $125 plus $10 for shipping and handling.