Georgia O'Keeffe found a muse in Palo Duro Canyon

January 14, 2014 8:45 PM

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In the early-morning light, the weather-carved ramparts of Palo Duro Canyon glowed iron-rust orange, sulfur gold and gypsum white against the green valley floor.

I might have been standing in the same place in which painter Georgia O'Keeffe stood in 1916, the year she began teaching at West Texas State Normal College (now West Texas A&M University) in the tiny town of Canyon. A few years later, she would become famous for painting brilliant abstractions and ...

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