The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 94, July 1990 - April, 1991 Page: 554
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554 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Norte, where he could easily have exercised oversight of the entire sur-
vey and kept his commission adequately provisioned. Much of the re-
sponsibility for the suffering endured by the men surveying the Rio
Grande, then, must fall upon Commissioner Bartlett.
Finally, the difficulties posed by terrain cannot be ignored. The only
reconnaissance of the canyons of the Rio Grande was that of the Swed-
ish soldier of fortune who preferred to serve in Mexico's exotic north,
Col. Emilio Langberg." Salazar Ylarrequi as well as Emory struggled
with topography they could not always conquer. Add this to the other
obstacles that confronted the men of the United States and Mexican
Boundary Survey, and their efforts appear heroic.
38Goetzmann, Army Exploraton, 185.
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