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  Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
 Decade: 1920-1929
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture

The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Brief history of the 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery, pre-1920s to 1956; drawings of artillery loaded on mules.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture

The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustration of ten mules secured on a picket line and their cavalry packer in camp at 3:00 a.m.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture

The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated description of the air support for the U. S. Cavalry on the Texas-Mexico border, 1918-1919.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture

Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
[A cavalry roundup. Picture]

[A cavalry roundup. Picture]

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawing depicting sergeant of a cavalry troop recovering stolen cattle on the Texas-Mexico border, c.1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawing of muleteers in camp during a trip to deliver military cargo to places inaccessible by wagon. Figure on the left may represent W. D. Smithers, who was a packer for the Army.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture

Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Detailed illustration of the diamond hitch pattern of ropes used to secure a load to an army mule before 1920.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Items needed for horse and man while on a march. Picture

Items needed for horse and man while on a march. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated list of 24 items carried by the U. S. Cavalryman while on a march c. 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
[Map of the U.S.-Mexico Border from El Paso to Van Horn, Texas]

[Map of the U.S.-Mexico Border from El Paso to Van Horn, Texas]

Date: [1920..]
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing the border area between Texas and Mexico from El Paso, Texas (left) to Van Horn, Texas (right). Several towns, forts, roads, and geographic features are marked primarily on the Texas side of the map. A note in the bottom-left corner of the map says "Where the Rio Grande becomes the U.S. & Mexico boundary, and flows towards the Big Bend District. It makes 1,260 miles of the international border. Much of the early history of the south-west was made along the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) by the Spaniards. Their route was through "El Paso del Norte" the Pass of the North. This section of the border was very active during the "Border Trouble Days" of 1916 to 1920."
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Military pack train in Pinto Canyon, Texas. Picture

Military pack train in Pinto Canyon, Texas. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated description of composition and use of pack trains by the military in the Big Bend area of Texas, c. 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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