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 William Abraham (Willie) Bell  (1841 - 1921)

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Lived/Active: Colorado/Kansas / Ireland/England      Known for: survey sketch artist, magazine illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for William Bell
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1841 (Ireland)
 
Death
1921 (Bletchingly, Surrey, England)

Lived/Active
Colorado/Kansas / Ireland/England

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survey sketch artist, magazine illustration

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Likely born in Ireland, William Bell was an English doctor known as Dr. Willie Bell.  He was an early resident of Colorado Springs, and became an illustrator for Harper's in 1867.   He was also a survey-sketch artist for the Kansas-Pacific Railroad and a photographer during the Indian Wars.

His exploration of the West began in 1867 when he was in St. Louis at an international medical convention and heard about the survey from Salina to San Francisco.  He (showing 500 of 3281 characters).



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