Frederick Remington

Directions: Underline the words in the story as you find them, unscramble them and write them in the boxes below. Frederic Remington was born in 1861 in Canton, New York. His father who was a colonel in the cavalry, was a commander in the Civil War. Remington was a person who liked to hunt, fish, and ride horses. He was a large person; just 5'9" tall, but he weighed 300 pounds. He first visited the Montana Territory in 1881. He bought a sheep ranch in Kansas, but it was unsuccessful. Next he tried other kinds of businesses; a hardware store and a saloon. He began painting pictures of the West and Indians. He loved drawing horses. He even had barn doors put on his studio so that he could bring the horses inside. His drawings appeared in Harper's Weekly magazine. In his lifetime he produced more than 3,000 drawings and paintings. A painting or drawing is a two-dimensional work of art. It has height and width. At one time he was sent to Cuba to illustrate scenes from the Spanish-American War. He loved a woman named Eva Caton and he wanted to marry her. He proposed to her three times. She refused his proposal twice, but the third time, she said she would marry him. Toward the end of his life he decided that he didn't want to just make "flat" pictures anymore, so he started making bronze sculptures of cowboys and western scenes.He made 22 sculptures in all. He died at the age of 48 after having surgery for an attack of appendicitis.

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Puzzle courtesy Patsy Stevens http://gardenofpraise.com