El Paso

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Topographic quadrangle map of El Paso, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, and roads, with relief shown by contours and spot heights. Location, coverage, and sectionalized township diagrams are included in the lower-right corner. Scale 1:250,000 On back is a map of El Paso, Texas, and the vicinity, showing roads, bodies of water, and landmarks. Scale ca. 1:40,000

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1 map : col. ; 45 x 76 cm.

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United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. 1950.

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  • Main Title: El Paso
  • Added Title: El Paso, United States, Mexico

Description

Topographic quadrangle map of El Paso, Texas, and the surrounding area, showing populated areas, boundaries, water bodies, railroads, and roads, with relief shown by contours and spot heights. Location, coverage, and sectionalized township diagrams are included in the lower-right corner. Scale 1:250,000
On back is a map of El Paso, Texas, and the vicinity, showing roads, bodies of water, and landmarks. Scale ca. 1:40,000

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 45 x 76 cm.

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"Compiled in 1950 from United States Quadrangles, 1:25,000, 1:62, 500, Corps of Engineers and U.S. Geological Survey, 1917-47; AAF Preliminary Base, El Paso, 1:500,000, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1947; County Highway Maps from 1945-48; and intelligence data to 1950. Planimetric detail partially revised by photo-planimetric methods. Aerial photography 1942-47. Road and railroad data in New Mexico and Texas, and aeronautical data in New Mexico verified by state authorities, 1950. Control by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. Geological Survey, International Boundary Commission. Road classification in Mexico should be referred to with extreme caution."

Standard map series designation: AMS Series V502.

"100,000-foot grids based on Texas coordinate system, central zones, and New Mexico coordinate system, central and west zones."

Contour interval 100 feet with approximate contours at 1000 foot intervals in Mexico. Datum is mean sea level.

"1950 magnetic declination for this sheet varies from 13°00′ easterly for the center of the west edge to 12°30′ easterly for the center of the east edge. Mean annual change is 0°01′ westerly."

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  • Accession or Local Control No: HSU-0307001658888
  • Accession or Local Control No: 3.A.26
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth493380

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Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

Historic topographic maps of locations in Texas and surrounding states. The detailed maps include precise locations of roads, waterways, structures and more.

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  • 1950

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  • Sept. 14, 2014, 8:21 a.m.

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  • Sept. 19, 2014, 12:01 p.m.

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United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. El Paso, map, 1950; Washington, D.C.. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth493380/: accessed July 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.