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The U. S. Cavalry troops on the U. S. - Mexico border in 1916. Picture
Illustrated descriptions of activities of Cavalry patrols on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1918. Includes map of boundary line from California to the Gulf of Mexico.
The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture
Illustrated description of the air support for the U. S. Cavalry on the Texas-Mexico border, 1918-1919.
[Cavalry wagon trains and pack trains. Picture]
Drawing of an Army wagon train; list of personnel of a wagon train; description of pack trains; information about water and camp sites in the Big Bend District, c. 1916-1920.
The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture
Illustration of ten mules secured on a picket line and their cavalry packer in camp at 3:00 a.m.
[A cavalry roundup. Picture]
Drawing depicting sergeant of a cavalry troop recovering stolen cattle on the Texas-Mexico border, c.1916.
Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture
Drawing of muleteers in camp during a trip to deliver military cargo to places inaccessible by wagon. Figure on the left may represent W. D. Smithers, who was a packer for the Army.
Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture
Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.
Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture
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).
The four famous cavalry regiments of the First Cavalry Division. Picture
Brief histories of the four cavalry regiments (5th, 7th, 8th, and 12th) organized into the First Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas in 1921. Illustrated with the insignia of the five units.
Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture
Account of attack of Mexican raiders on Glenn Spring, Texas May 5, 1916. The documentation was compiled and illustrated by photojournalist W. D. Smithers in 1961. Includes information on production of candelilla wax at the Ellis and Wood wax factory in Glenn Spring between 1911 and 1916.
U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture
Illustrations and captions depicting activities of the Medical Corps of the Cavalry serving on the U. S. - Mexico border between 1916 and 1921. Includes prescription for treatment of colic in horses.
Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture
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.
Field Artillery on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1921. Picture
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.
Types of cavalrymen, their mounts and equipment 1916-1921. Picture
Depicts equipment and describes activities of U. S. Cavalry in defense of the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1921.
Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture
Illustrated descriptions of the National Guardsmen in tent camps on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1917 and in service in France in 1918. Theses troops are variously identified by W. D. Smithers as the Fourth Texas Infantry, Militia (National Guard) of Texas, and the 36th Division (U.S.).
The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture
Brief history of the 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery, pre-1920s to 1956; drawings of artillery loaded on mules.
The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1911
Weekly newspaper from Alpine, Texas that includes local, state, and national news along with advertising.
The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 27, 1913
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 3, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 19, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 3, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 28, 1913
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Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 14, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1907
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 6, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 10, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 26, 1913
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Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, July 20, 1900
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 6, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 4, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 24, 1913
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 1, 1913
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 8, 1913
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 16, 1913
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 20, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 23, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 20, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1913
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The Alpine Avalanche (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 16, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 28, 1909
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 11, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 14, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 9, 1909
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 7, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 24, 1911
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 6, 1910
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Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, August 24, 1900
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 10, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1910
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The Alpine Avalanche. (Alpine, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 18, 1911
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