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[1853 boundaries of the City of Laredo]

Description: Sketch of land leased from the City of Laredo by the United States Government for use of the U. S. Army stationed at Fort McIntosh.
Date: 1853
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Map of Alta Loma and Arcadia]

Description: Map of Alta Loma and Arcadia (proposed water district).
Date: December 1955
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of Army Supply Routes in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1921]

Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing ranches in Presidio County, Texas with a list of water stops and camp sites on the ranches made available to U. S. Army troops stationed in the Big Bend District between 1916 and 1921.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[Map of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Properties]

Description: Plat showing the 1951 survey of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company properties in Laredo, Texas. In the lower-left corner, there is a legal statement made by the surveyor attesting to the accuracy of the map. Scale 1:240
Date: November 1951
Creator: Foster, E. J.
Partner: Laredo Public Library

[Map of Greater Galveston County, 1954]

Description: 1954 Map of Greater Galveston County, donated to the Genevieve Miller Public Library by Ben K. Peek Real Estate. Points of interest include: Algoa, Hitchcock, LaMarque, Texas City, Boliver, Deer Islands, Offats Bayou, Pelican Project, Galveston, San Leon, Bacliffe, Dickinson Bayou, Moses Lake, Dollar Bay, April Fool Point, and an Industrial Water Canal.
Date: 1954
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of Highway #58, Deed Record #464]

Description: Deed record #464, Galveston County, Map of Highway #58, a James R. Pace Survey.
Date: March 1930
Creator: Pace, James R.
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of Hitchcock]

Description: Map of Hitchcock.
Date: unknown
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of Hitchcock]

Description: Map of Hitchcock donated by Ben Peek Real Estate. Places indicated on map include: Monsanto, Pan American Refinery, Texas City Chemical, Lamarque, Galco Country Club, Carbide Park, Camp Wallace, Tin Smelter.
Date: unknown
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of Hitchcock, 1962]

Description: Map of Hitchcock, Texas, 1962. Distributed by the Chamber of Commerce.
Date: 1962
Creator: Chamber of Commerce
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of Magnolia, Texas]

Description: Hand-drawn map of Magnolia, Texas showing the town's major roads, buildings, and landmarks.
Date: July 7, 1924
Creator: Van Devender, S. C.
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Map of the Burns Addition, Hitchcock]

Description: Map of the Burns Addition, Hitchcock. Grant E. Davis, surveyor
Date: July 30, 1946
Creator: Davis, Grant E.
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library

[Map of the Lower Part of Brewster County, Texas 1916-1930]

Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map of part of Brewster County, Texas in the Big Bend region. It includes several annotations and identifies families and ranches in lower Brewster County Texas between 1916 and 1930, WWI quicksilver mines, and provides information on the Glenn Springs Raid of 1916.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

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

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[Map of the U.S.-Mexico Border from El Paso to Van Horn, Texas]

Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing the border area between Texas and Mexico from El Paso, Texas (left) to Van Horn, Texas (right). Several towns, forts, roads, and geographic features are marked primarily on the Texas side of the map. A note in the bottom-left corner of the map says "Where the Rio Grande becomes the U.S. & Mexico boundary, and flows towards the Big Bend District. It makes 1,260 miles of the international border. Much of the early history of the south-west was made along the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) by the Spaniards. Their route was through "El Paso del Norte" the Pass of the North. This section of the border was very active during the "Border Trouble Days" of 1916 to 1920."
Date: [1920..]
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[Map of Trading Posts in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1930]

Description: Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing trading posts on the Rio Grande River from El Paso to Eagle Pass, Texas. It includes two lists: "Trading Posts on the Texas Side of the Big Bend in 1916-30" and "Settlements in the Juarez Area." It also has notes near the bottom of the map that say "The trade area was an 80 mile radius from the Rio Grande. Several days travel by burro or horse. Most towns or villages shown were in the news during the border trouble days" and "Most of this part of Mexico and the Big Bend Country is rough mountains.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[Original Platmap of the City of Palestine, TX]

Description: In 1846 the Texas Legislature created Palestine to serve as seat for the newly established Anderson County. James R. Fulton, Johnston Shelton and William Bigelow were hired by the first Anderson County commissioners to survey the surrounding land and lay out a town site, consisting of a central courthouse square and the surrounding 24 blocks.
Date: 1846
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Our Lady of Lourdes map, with Arcadia, Alta Loma and Lamarque]

Description: Map of Galveston County area. Points of interest include: Algoa, Algoa Oil Field, Arcadia, Alta Loma, Franks Oil Field, Highland Bayou, Our Lady of Lourdes, Cloud Bayou, Willow Bayou, Highland Bayou, Alta Loma Oil Field, Greens Lake Oil Field, Karankawa Lake, Hitchcock Oil Field, Texas City Junction, La Marque.
Date: unknown
Partner: Genevieve Miller Hitchcock Public Library