Dr. Owen Jones Wister, Owen Wister's father.
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Head and shoulders.

Credit: Courtesy Wister Family and Wister Family Special Collection, Connelly Library, La Salle University.

Dr. Wister sent his Owen son to boarding school and Harvard University, then insisted that he enter a profession rather than pursue a career in music.  Owen became so sick working at a bank and then a law firm in Philadelphia, that his doctor prescribed what became a life-changing summer in the American West.

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