Army supply routes to border outposts in the upper part of Presidio County of the Big Bend District of Texas 1916-1921. Map

Description:

Shows ranches in Presidio County, Texas and lists water stops and camp sites on the ranches made available to U. S. Army troops stationed in the Big Bend District between 1916 and 1921.

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 1921
Description:

Shows ranches in Presidio County, Texas and lists water stops and camp sites on the ranches made available to U. S. Army troops stationed in the Big Bend District between 1916 and 1921.

Physical Description:

Black and white photographic reproduction of hand drawn map 35 x 28 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(11)
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth11954
Resource Type: Map
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public