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[A cavalry roundup. Picture]

Description: Drawing depicting sergeant of a cavalry troop recovering stolen cattle on the Texas-Mexico border, c.1916.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

Description: 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.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture

Description: 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.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture

Description: 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.).
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork

[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
Item Type: Map