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

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.

Physical Description

1 map ; 28 x 35 cm.

Creation Information

Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981 Creation Date: Unknown.

Context

This map is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2006 and was provided by Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend) to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 548 times , with 7 in the last month . More information about this map can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this map or its content.

Interviewee

  • Clark, Amasa U. S. Army veteran and member of the Camel trains.

Rights Holders

For guidance see Citations, Rights, Re-Use.

  • Unknown

Audiences

Check out our Resources for Educators Site! We've identified this map as a primary source within our collections. Researchers, educators, and students may find this map useful in their work.

Provided By

Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

The Archives are a department within the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. Their services include reference assistance, exhibits, reproduction of photos and print materials, and presentations. The Archives' mission focuses on documenting the history of the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend areas, with special emphasis on Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Presidio counties.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this map. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Portal.

Titles

  • Added Title: Overland march with camels from Camp Verde, Texas to Tejon Pass, California, 1857-1858. Map
  • Main Title: [Map of the Overland Route of the Camels in the U.S. 1857-1858]

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.

Physical Description

1 map ; 28 x 35 cm.

Subjects

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this map in the Portal or other systems.

Collections

This map is part of the following collection of related materials.

Rescuing Texas History, 2006

Rescuing Texas History is a project that aims to digitize at-risk photographs, maps, artwork, and more. Funding was provided by the Summerlee Foundation of Dallas.

What responsibilities do I have when using this map?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this map.

Creation Date

  • Unknown

Covered Time Period

Start & End Dates

  • 1845 - 1912

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • April 17, 2006, 12:30 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 25, 2015, 10:59 a.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this map last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 7
Total Uses: 548

Interact With This Map

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Enlarge

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. [Map of the Overland Route of the Camels in the U.S. 1857-1858], map, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11952/: accessed March 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend).