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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)
[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 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)
Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawing of the "off" (right) side of a four-mule army wagon team detailing and naming the harness parts. The drawing was published in Chronicles of the Big Bend, W. D. Smithers, Madrona Press, Austin, Texas, 1976, p. 14.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
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.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map

Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Shows area of Mexico covered by the Expedition, lists places used as U. S. headquarters, gives details of battles fought with Villistas and Carrancistas by cavalry units commanded by Colonel Dodd and Major Robert L. Howze, lists bases of the First Aero Squadron commanded by Captain B. D. Foulois.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. Map

Raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Details of raid on Columbus, New Mexico on 9 March 1916 with inset plat of the town, list of "Raider's Objectives," and short summary of the U. S. Army Punitive Expedition into Mexico that followed.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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