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  Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[Map of Army Supply Routes in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1921]

[Map of Army Supply Routes in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1921]

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing ranches in Presidio County, Texas with a list of 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.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
[Map of the Lower Part of Brewster County, Texas 1916-1930]

[Map of the Lower Part of Brewster County, Texas 1916-1930]

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map of part of Brewster County, Texas in the Big Bend region. It includes several annotations and identifies families and ranches in lower Brewster County Texas between 1916 and 1930, WWI quicksilver mines, and provides information on the Glenn Springs Raid of 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
[Map of the Overland Route of the Camels in the U.S. 1857-1858]

[Map of the Overland Route of the Camels in the U.S. 1857-1858]

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a map showing the route of the U.S. Army camel train (under the direction of Lieutenant E. F. Beale) surveying for a wagon route from Texas to California along the 35th Parallel to test the feasibility of using camels as military pack animals. The map has annotations and shows the relationship to U. S. Route 66.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
[Map of the Pershing Expedition: March 15, 1916]

[Map of the Pershing Expedition: March 15, 1916]

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing routes the U. S. troops took into Mexico on the expedition of 1916 led by General John J. Pershing. Notes the pack train and wagon train routes as well as infantry routes, and the Expedition headquarters at Dublan Mexico.
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)
[Map of Trading Posts in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1930]

[Map of Trading Posts in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1930]

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing trading posts on the Rio Grande River from El Paso to Eagle Pass, Texas. It includes two lists: "Trading Posts on the Texas Side of the Big Bend in 1916-30" and "Settlements in the Juarez Area." It also has notes near the bottom of the map that say "The trade area was an 80 mile radius from the Rio Grande. Several days travel by burro or horse. Most towns or villages shown were in the news during the border trouble days" and "Most of this part of Mexico and the Big Bend Country is rough mountains.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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)
Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated descriptions of the Army field kitchens on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1920, from cooking equipment loaded on mule-drawn wagons to rolling kitchens pulled by trucks. Includes recipe for El Rancho Stew and a diagram of Army Field Range #1 (cook stove).
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)
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