One of the best-kept secrets in town is the photographic exhibit at the Reed Library at Fort Lewis College. Riders of the West: Portraits from Indian Rodeo, by Linda MacCannell, a well-known photographer with local ties, encircle the entire second-floor book stacks.
MacCannell used a 4-by-5 view camera, which requires a tripod, cumbersome film holders and a dark cloth. This time-consuming process required patience on the part of the artist as well as the outstanding portrait subjects. There are also many unbelievable action shots, often taken in the rodeo chute. Four larger-than-life photographs surround the main floor lobby. This is an exhibit not to be missed.
While you are there, take time to admire the Reed Library which is open to the public on weekdays until 9 p.m. and located just west of the new Student Union Building also a delight to wander through.