Las Colinas, touted by some as one of America's most important business centers, is located within the city of Irving, Texas ( that city is located west of Dallas). The visionary who built Las Colinas was Ben Carpenter; in 1973 he unveiled his plans for the business district. The seed for Las Colinas was his family's ranch, El Rancho de las Colinas- the little ranch in the hills, located close to this area. We drove there to see the sculptures of the mustangs, located on the granite Williams Plaza in Las Colinas.
The artist's connection with scouting spanned some 64 years. He was art director for the scouting magazine Boy's Life for many of those years. Rockwell defined scouting, as well as the American life, during the mid-20th century. His last painting for the scouts was done in 1976 (he died in 1978).