Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Description:

Map of Texas/Mexico border showing line of forts from El Paso to Brownsville. Includes chart of mileages between Texas forts, listing of old forts in Texas still active in 1935, information about cavalry speeds and auxiliary units, and inset of U.S./Mexico border showing line of forts from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Creator(s): Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Location(s):
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Usage:
Total Uses: 226
Past 30 days: 7
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Cartographer):
Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

W. D. Smithers, born in Mexico in 1895, was a photographer, amateur historian and botanist, and free-lance journalist of the Big Bend area of Texas. Between 1914 and 1919, he served with the U. S. Army in the Big Bend, first as a civilian muleteer, then as a wagon master. He later was an aerial photographer of the area and in the 1930s photographed the entire U. S. border with Mexico for the International Boundary and Water Commission. From 1936 to 1974, he operated a photography shop in Alpine, Texas, where he became known for lamp shades made of photographs. He recorded life along the Mexican border between 1914 and 1974 in maps, pictures, and a memoir, Chronicles of the Big Bend.

Date(s):
  • Digitized: April 10, 2006
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas
Place
United States - New Mexico
Place
United States - Arizona
Place
United States - California
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
From 1916 to 1935
Description:

Map of Texas/Mexico border showing line of forts from El Paso to Brownsville. Includes chart of mileages between Texas forts, listing of old forts in Texas still active in 1935, information about cavalry speeds and auxiliary units, and inset of U.S./Mexico border showing line of forts from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

Physical Description:

Black and white photographic reproduction of hand drawn map 28x35 cm.

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Subject(s):
Partner:
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: M912.78(9)N.D.
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11944
Resource Type: Map
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public