Born in 1901 and growing up as a young boy in Canton, New York, Richard G. Myers became fascinated with stories of the West. His great uncle, a prospector during the gold rush of 1849, fired his imagination with the stories from his adventures.
Myers was a voracious reader, loved American and local history, but his greatest love was that of the Old West. Myers began collecting items about the history of the Old West, especially works of artist Frederic Remington (1860-1909), also a native of Canton.
Beginning in the early 1940s, Myers began to collect Remington related books and prints. As his collection grew, he corresponded with collectors, authors and museums directors all over the world. [Read more…] about New Frederic Remington Exhibit Opens in Canton