Cimarron Crossing

The town of Cimarron, New Mexico, established in 1857 and once known as the “Wildest Town in the West” was the hangout of gunslingers and outlaws. Its historic hotel, the St. James, supposedly witnessed 26 murders. There are still bullet holes in the saloon ceiling.

Not far out of town is the lovely Cimarron Canyon State Park and its namesake Cimarron River. The riverbed is dry at some times and in some areas. It is shallow but flowing in others, as it was when I did this painting.

This original painting is available for purchase.

•    acrylic on canvas, ready for hanging or framing

•    24″ x 18″

•    $1,200 US. (Shipping within the USA is included in the price.)

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