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[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 1]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1965 to 1972. This volume includes maps of Alpine, Texas and the surrounding towns, documents from Sul Ross St. University, along with photographs from the school; there are an abundance of newspaper clippings included as well. Also included are documents from her candidacy prior to being elected the first woman city council member and Mayor of Alpine.
Date: 1972~
Item Type: Book

Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

Description: Illustrated descriptions of the Army field kitchens on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1920, from cooking equipment loaded on mule-drawn wagons to rolling kitchens pulled by trucks. Includes recipe for El Rancho Stew and a diagram of Army Field Range #1 (cook stove).
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

[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
Item Type: Map

[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
Item Type: Map

[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
Item Type: Map

[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
Item Type: Map

[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
Item Type: Map

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 2]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1970 to 1971. This volume includes letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and maps of the Alpine, Texas area. Some of the correspondence comes from Sul Ross State University, some from Congress members, and various ones from members of local committees. There is a great deal of information concerning water issues such as flooding, and water wells.
Date: {1970..1971}
Item Type: Book

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 3]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1971 to 1972. This volume includes mostly newspaper clippings discussing various issues and topics, and both typed and handwritten correspondence from W. E. Lockhart.
Date: {1971..1972}
Item Type: Book

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 4]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1972 to 1973. This volume includes newspaper clippings concerning gas, road work, and an increase in utility rates; information cards, correspondence from W. E. Lockhart, and various resolutions from the Alpine City Council and various photographs are included as well.
Date: {1972..1973}
Item Type: Book

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 5]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1973 to 1974. This volume includes newspaper clippings, various photographs, and correspondence from a number of political personnel. The colored photographs show aircraft, and people on horseback while the black and white photos show events in town.
Date: {1973..1974}
Item Type: Book

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 6]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1974 to 1975. This volume includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and various correspondence from other political figures, W. E. Lockhart, and others. Most of the newspaper clippings deal with policy matters, or city council dealings.
Date: {1974..1975}
Item Type: Book

[Mayor Dot Scrapbook: Volume 7]

Description: Scrapbook containing materials documenting the career of Dorothy McBride from 1975 to 1976 and from 1979 to 2006. This volume includes newspaper clippings detailing political developments and the passing of resolutions. Also included are correspondence from various individuals, including other political figures, and pieces of legislation; there are a few photographs at the end of the book showing the George W. Baines Memorial Park dedication, along with a program from the event. There is a long note created by Dorothy detailing events that she will remember from her time as council member and mayor.
Date: {1975..1976, 1979..2006}
Item Type: Book

Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Description: Drawing of the "off" (right) side of a four-mule army wagon team detailing and naming the harness parts. The drawing was published in Chronicles of the Big Bend, W. D. Smithers, Madrona Press, Austin, Texas, 1976, p. 14.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Description: Map of Texas/Mexico border showing line of forts from El Paso to Brownsville. Includes chart of mileages between Texas forts, listing of old forts in Texas still active in 1935, information about cavalry speeds and auxiliary units, and inset of U.S./Mexico border showing line of forts from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Map

Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map

Description: Shows area of Mexico covered by the Expedition, lists places used as U. S. headquarters, gives details of battles fought with Villistas and Carrancistas by cavalry units commanded by Colonel Dodd and Major Robert L. Howze, lists bases of the First Aero Squadron commanded by Captain B. D. Foulois.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

Field Artillery on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1921. Picture

Description: Brief description of the personnel and operations of a battery unit of the U. S. Army on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1921, including a note on the march of Battery B, 6th Field Artillery, into Mexico with the Punitive Expedition. Illustrations based on photographs taken between 1916 and 1922.
Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork