COWBOY IS SCULPTOR (May, 1929)
COWBOY IS SCULPTOR
PERHAPS Charlie Beal made mud pies when he was a kid. At any rate, the erstwhile Glacier National park cowboy amuses himself and many tourists with his clay models of objects and people in the park.
The photo below shows him with his latest creation, “A Stage Coach En Route.” Every characteristic of both the coach and animals is modeled in minute detail. The team of six horses straining to get the heavy stage over the crest of a hill is one of his best.
It provides a striking contrast to the huge trains of busses which now travel through the park. “Oldtimers” who have viewed the cowboy’s stage, declare that he has reproduced a famous old coach.