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Offline Al

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Old Maps
« on: March 13, 2012, 11:49:50 PM »
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 08:21:22 AM by RichardM »

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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 02:35:17 AM »
Found this old map:



Al

This is a very cool map, Al!

Do you have a link to a higher-rez version, by any chance?
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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2012, 09:27:11 AM »
John, that was it.  I did not shrink it down.

Al

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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2012, 11:08:48 PM »
John, that was it.  I did not shrink it down.

Al

May I correct myself?  Found the website on my home computer.  Looks like there is a lot more to be had.

http://www.terlinguagallery.com/terlingua_abaja.html

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« Last Edit: March 14, 2012, 11:29:25 PM by Al »

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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 11:50:14 PM »
John, that was it.  I did not shrink it down.

Al

May I correct myself?  Found the website on my home computer.  Looks like there is a lot more to be had.

http://www.terlinguagallery.com/terlingua_abaja.html

All

Whoa -- Al, now you got me Googling...

...paydirt!

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/texas.html

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/

and so on and so on -- there is a goldmine of early 20th century Texas topos here!

Richard -- maybe you could split this off into an 'Old Map' thread, since Al & I are doing such a good job hijacking this one?

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-agua_fria-1917.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-bone_spring-1917.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-boquillas-1916.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-chilicotal-1931.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-chisos_mine-1931.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-chisos_mountains-1903.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-emory_peak-1931.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/txu-pclmaps-topo-us-emory_peak-1959.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-maravillas_canyon-1917.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-nine_point_mesa-1917.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-paint_gap-1931.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-stillwell_creek-1930.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-terlingua_district-1902.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-terlingua_special-1902.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-terlingua-1903.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-terlingua-1903-c_2.jpg

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-terlingua_abaja-1931.jpg

...and oodles more...
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 12:40:50 AM by trtlrock »
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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2012, 12:59:53 AM »
I'd call those very interesting. I suppose everyone here (except me  :icon_rolleyes:) knew that Green Gulch used to be in the Basin?
What year did they move it?  (jo kinggg) :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2012, 06:50:56 AM »
Awesome map find trtlrock and Al, yes we may have to split this off.  Just when the spring season is getting rolling for me, when will I have time to savor these old maps?  :willynilly:
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2012, 11:16:29 AM »
Wow! Great find. Thanks!
Having decent gear is nice, but wildlife photography is knowing your subject and getting lucky, and I love getting lucky.
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 11:31:11 AM »
Sweet!  Gotta love my school!

Hook 'Em!

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Now if we could find:
Campbell, T.N. 1970 Archaeological Survey of the Big Bend National Park, 1966-67
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 12:41:20 PM by Homer67 »
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2012, 11:39:48 AM »
Great stuff, thanks for the info.  Had a chance to fly over the park several times on fire details and was astounded at how many old roads there are out there, some of 'em make really good hiking routes.

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Re: Re: Photos from February Mesa de Anguila trip
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 01:31:01 PM »
Whoa -- Al, now you got me Googling...

...paydirt!

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/texas.html

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/

and so on and so on -- there is a goldmine of early 20th century Texas topos here!

I had forgotten all about that site. :icon_redface:
Lots of potential map sources listed at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/texas.html

There are free 1:250,000 topo maps covering all 50 states here:

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/index.html

Here's the map that includes Big Bend National Park:

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/txu-pclmaps-topo-us-emory_peak-1967.jpg
The 24K DRGs (and several other map types) are available at www.tnris.state.tx. us (Brewster County quads here).

Huge collection of maps @ http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2012, 02:24:13 PM »
I've had some fun checking out some old maps.   This one is from 1931.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-emory_peak-1931.jpg
Having decent gear is nice, but wildlife photography is knowing your subject and getting lucky, and I love getting lucky.
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »
I've had some fun checking out some old maps.   This one is from 1931.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-emory_peak-1931.jpg

Interesting!
What's a Tactical map, which is what this map is titled at the top?
  Just curious,
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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2012, 10:07:33 PM »
I've had some fun checking out some old maps.   This one is from 1931.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/texas/txu-pclmaps-topo-tx-emory_peak-1931.jpg

Interesting!
What's a Tactical map, which is what this map is titled at the top?
  Just curious,
    Bill


Think Military:
(DOD) A large-scale map used for tactical and administrative purposes.

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Re: Old Maps
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2012, 06:03:12 AM »
Yeah, I figured military was probably the answer but then had trouble wrapping my mind around any military scenario for the map area.
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