Reports of Explorations and Surveys; To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Volume 11

Reports of Explorations and Surveys; To Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...maps I have already described. RECONNAISSANCE ON THE PECOS, BY Mr. R. H. KERN, 1850. A military reconnaissance of the Rio Pecos, as far south as the Bosque Grande, was made, in 1850, by Mr. R. H. Kern, who was attached to the command of Captain H. B. Judd, 3d artillery. It was probably made with a compass and estimated distances, and without any astronomical observations; but of this I have no positive information. The map of the reconnaissance was used by Lieut. Parke in his compiled map of New Mexico in 1851. MAP OF NEW MEXICO, COMPILED BY LIEUT. J. G. PARKE, TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, IN 1851. This map, by Lieut. Parke, was a careful compilation of all the available and reliable information in relation to New Mexico which could be obtained at that date from trappers and hunters, as well as from actual survey. It was prepared by him, while in that country, by order of Brevet Colonel Jno. Munroe, United States army, commanding 9th military department, and was drawn by R. H. Kern in 1851. It was subsequently reduced in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, and published on a scale of thirty-six miles to an inch. RECONNAISSANCE FROM SANTA FE TO FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN 1851, BY CAPTAIN J. POPE, TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS. Captain Pope travelled on the Cimarron route as far as Cedar creek, where he turned north and struck the Arkansas at the Big Timbers. Crossing this river he took a northeast course to the Smoky Hill Fork, and came upon it near where Captain Fre"mont struck it in 1844. From this point he travelled down the stream. The map constructed by Captain Pope Would make it appear that what had been considered the source of Smoky Hill Fork, taking its rise near the sources of Bijou and Boiling Spring creeks, was probably that of the Big...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981138
  • 9781236981134