Trading posts on the Texas side of the Big Bend in 1916-1930. Map

Description:

Shows trading posts on the Rio Grande from El Paso to Eagle Pass, Texas; companion U. S. and Mexican settlements along the river; and settlements in the trading area of the posts 80 miles into the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila in Mexico.

Creator(s): Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Creation Date: Unknown
Partner(s):
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection(s):
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
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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:
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
From 1916 to 1930
Description:

Shows trading posts on the Rio Grande from El Paso to Eagle Pass, Texas; companion U. S. and Mexican settlements along the river; and settlements in the trading area of the posts 80 miles into the states of Chihuahua and Coahuila in Mexico.

Physical Description:

Black and white photographic reproduction of hand drawn map 28 x 35 cm.

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Partner:
Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Collection:
Rescuing Texas History, 2006
Identifier:
  • CALL-NO: M 912.72(12)
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11953
Resource Type: Map
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public