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Art: Buffalo Soldiers at Yosemite

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My next ‘Buffalo Soldier‘ novel will be about the Buffalo Soldiers at Yosemite; only, instead of being about them patrolling Yosemite after it was designated a national park, this will be a fictionalized story of Ben Carter and his men escorting the naturalists who mapped the place prior to the designation.

Yosemite National Park - California

Given that the cavalry often accompanied railroad and other survey teams, this is well within the realm of possibility.  At any rate, below are two paintings – or actually, two versions of the same painting – that I’m considering for the cover. Comments welcome.

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