Progress map of lines and areas of explorations and surveys conducted under the auspices of the War Department: giving the area of the public domain lying west of the 100th. meridian of longitude, with an index illustration of a series of atlas maps / prepared under the direction of Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers.

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Map shows the names of military explorers, dates, and historical routes of their exploration from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Displays railroads, "military posts," Indian agencies, existing and proposed astronomical stations, existing and proposed telegraph lines, state boundaries, major cities, public lands, Indian Territory, Dakota Territory, and area statistics "West of 100th Meridian" in square miles. Includes legend and index. Relief not shown. Scale [1:6,000,000].

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1 map : col. ; 41 x 56 cm. on sheet 51 x 60 cm.

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United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. 1873?.

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Map shows the names of military explorers, dates, and historical routes of their exploration from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Displays railroads, "military posts," Indian agencies, existing and proposed astronomical stations, existing and proposed telegraph lines, state boundaries, major cities, public lands, Indian Territory, Dakota Territory, and area statistics "West of 100th Meridian" in square miles. Includes legend and index. Relief not shown. Scale [1:6,000,000].

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1 map : col. ; 41 x 56 cm. on sheet 51 x 60 cm.

Notes

At head of map: "Geographical & Geological Explorations & Surveys. West of the One Hundredth Meridian." Left lower margin: "Seasons of 1869, 1871, 1872 & 1873." Right lower margin: "1st. Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers, in charge."

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  • 1873?

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United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Progress map of lines and areas of explorations and surveys conducted under the auspices of the War Department: giving the area of the public domain lying west of the 100th. meridian of longitude, with an index illustration of a series of atlas maps / prepared under the direction of Geo. M. Wheeler, Corps of Engineers., map, 1873?; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187315/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.