Cover Art Description:
Charles M. Russellís Pay Dirt (1925, oil on canvas, 18" x 30") from the collection of the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, captures the elemental joy of the discovery of gold in the vast western wilderness. The painting also captures the spirit of the painter who, according to the Treasure State Treasures Survey, is arguably the most beloved Montana artist of all time. Russellís art graces everything from postcards to the state capitolís House of Representatives chamber. For more on Russellís popularity, see Kirby Lambertís essay on page 60.
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