Pamela Tartaglio

About me

Writer and past president of Women Writing the West. I blog about the arts, history and places. If you’d like to see some American historical museums, visit my website and blog!

From my website

Gone With the Winter Wind

“The cattle business became a fad–a fashion. Rich men’s sons, college and university graduates, foreign investors in France, England and Scotland put their money in the business.” (Bartlett, History of Wyoming, Vol. 1) The Cheyenne Club opened its doors in 1881. It was three stories tall with a kitchen and wine…

Getting It Right with ‘Urban Light’

Artist Chris Burden was profiled in the Los Angeles Times on May 11, the day after his death. The first line says that he once had himself shot in the arm for a performance piece. Luckily, the bullet just grazed him. Although shocking, that’s not why art critic’s Christopher Knight…

A Cheating Set with a Surprise

Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles. Photo by Pamela Tartaglio. The implements of a cheating gambler fit inside this box. Because he was serious about winning at any cost, he was probably a roving gambler. The large pin with the ace is a “bug.” The ends are…

 
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