Remington occasionally passed through Texas on his trips to the Southwest. Most often, it involved train travel through cities such as El Paso, where he changed trains for points west or south. In 1888, Century Magazine had hired Remington to document the Kiowa, Comanche, Arapahoe and Cheyenne peoples in Arizona. During his return travel to New York, Remington spent a night in Fort Worth at the Ellis Hotel. The Ellis Hotel burned down in 1891, but at the time, it was located at the corner of 3rd and Throckmorton Streets, two blocks from the present-day Sid Richardson Museum. On July 1, 1888, after arriving in Henrietta, Texas, Remington wrote a letter to his wife, Eva. He mentions having spent a day with a friend in Fort Worth, which he describes as a little frontier of a town, where he "had a devil of a time" experiencing the Texas summer heat, and mosquitoes.
Note: Language in this letter reflects the writer’s point of view within the context of the 19th century.