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

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  • Added Title Start of the Pershing Expedition March 15, 1916. Map
  • Main Title [Map of the Pershing Expedition: March 15, 1916]


  • Cartographer: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Digitized: 2006-04-10


  • English


  • Content 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.
  • Physical Description: 1 map ; 35 x 28 cm.


  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Landscape and Nature - Geography and Maps
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Mexican-American Border Region -- History.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: United States. Army -- History -- Punitive Expedition of 1916.
  • Keyword: expeditions
  • Keyword: routes

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Coverage Date: 1916
  • Place Name: United States - Texas
  • Place Name: Mexico


  • Name: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
    Code: SG06


  • Name: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
    Code: ABB


  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Map


  • Image


  • Call Number: M 912.78 (12)


  • Digital Preservation: creationAppName: Adobe Photoshop creationAppVersion: 7 creationHardware: BetterLight Super8K
  • Display Note: Additional biographical information about the cartographer: 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.
  • Display Note: Black and white photographic reproduction of a hand drawn map 35 x 28 cm.