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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.

The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture

Description: Illustrated description of the air support for the U. S. Cavalry on the Texas-Mexico border, 1918-1919.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture

Description: 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.
Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

[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.

[Cavalry wagon trains and pack trains. Picture]

Description: 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.
Date: 1916/1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

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.

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.

Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture

Description: Detailed illustration of the diamond hitch pattern of ropes used to secure a load to an army mule before 1920.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

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.

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.

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.

U. S. Cavalry detachments and bases of army pilots on or near the U.S.-Mexico border, 1918-1919. Map

Description: Identifies towns where Cavalry units were stationed on the border from El Paso to Del Rio in 1918 and 1919. An inset shows locations of the three U. S. Military District headquarters (Rockwell Field, CA; Fort Bliss, TX; and Kelly Field, TX) for the pilots patrolling the border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.
Date: 1918/1919
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.

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.