Notes and Documents
major railroads, towns, rivers, counties, and mountains. Two copies and two
photostats. Scale: i degree-69.i6 statute miles or i degree-l 1.307 kilometers.
Size: 261/4 inches x 221/4 inches.
1897 Texas, Valentine Sheet #1868
"United States Geological Survey, Charles D. Walcott, Director. Henry Gannett,
Chief Topographer. E. M. Douglas, Topographer in charge. Triangulation by C. F.
Urquhart. Topography by C. C. Bassett and C. B. Green. Surveyed in 1894. Edition
of February 1897. Reprinted August 1904. Engraved December 1896 by United
States Geological Survey. Contour interval one hundred feet. Datum is mean sea
level." In printed colors the map shows towns, railroads, roads, mountains, ranches,
canyons, lakes, intermittent streams, and names of adjoining published sheets in
margin for most of Jeff Davis County and parts of Presidio and El Paso counties.
On the reverse side is "Description of the Topographic Map of the United States"
and a legend of "Conventional Signs." Scale: 1/125,000 or 21/2 inches-5 miles or
11/2 inches-5 kilometers. Size: 171/2 inches x 15 inches.
1898 Map of "Underground" Routes to Canada Showing #58
the Lines of Travel of Fugitive Slaves
Drawn by W. H. Siebert. Note: "Based on R. C. Smedley's History of the Road
in those counties." Map includes towns, rivers, underground routes in states start-
ing on a line parallel with Virginia and extending north to the Canadian border.
Inset: Map Showing the Lines of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the
Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania. Photostat. Scale: 1/ inch-loo miles. Size:
63/4 inches x 14 inches.
1898 Texas, San Angelo Sheet # 1731
"United States Geological Survey, J. W. Powell, Director. A. H. Thompson, Geog-
rapher. R. U. Goode, Geographer in charge. Triangulation by Charles F. Urquhart.
Topography by R. O. Gordon. Surveyed in 189o. Edition of April 1892. Reprinted
October 1898. Contour interval fifty feet." In printed colors the map shows most
of Tom Green County and parts of Concho, Schleicher, and Menard counties; and
denotes elevations; towns; springs; roads; creeks; rivers; ponds; railroads; inter-
mittent streams. On the reverse side of the map is "Description of the Topographic
Map of the United States" and a legend of "Conventional Signs." Scale: 1/125,0oo
or 3 inches-6 miles. Size: 171/2 inches x 15 inches.
1898 Texas, Uvalde Quadrangle #1740
"United States Geological Survey, George Otis Smith, Director. E. M. Douglas,
Topographer in charge. Triangulation by H. L. Baldwin, Jr. Topography by T. M.
Bannon. Surveyed in 1896. Edition of February 1898. Reprinted March 1910.
Contour interval twenty-five feet. Datum is mean sea level." In printed colors the
map shows most of Uvalde County and part of Zavala County denoting ranches,
towns, roads, secondary and private roads, bench marks, post offices, rivers, creeks,
ponds, intermittent streams, hills, windmills, a silver mine, mountains, elevations,
railroads, triangulation points, a school house, Baldwin Tank, lakes, waterholes,
railroad sidings, and hollows. Note: "Geologic Folio No. 64, price 25 cents, treats
of the geology and of the asphalt, gold, silver, iron, coal and water resources of
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed July 1, 2015.