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The bold, brave pioneers had no assurances as they drove westward into unknown territory. What awaited them were both a comfort and a miracle. In 18th century America, the untamed land answered the prayers of traders and settlers alike. The woods teemed with game, the soil proved rich and fertile and streams of life-giving water blessed the mountainsides.
The artist researches his subjects extensively in order to create an accurate, historical image. This perfectly composed, breathtakingly detailed scene reveals why many consider John Buxton the pre-eminent artist of early America.