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Johnson, A.J.
Vicinity of Richmond, and Pe …
1862
World Atlas
Authors Johnson, A.J.
Full Title Johnson's Map of the Vicinity of Richmond, and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia (American Civil War) ... By Johnson and Ward.
Note In full color by county. Shows roads, railroads, settlements, swamps and water depth soundings. Meridians Greenwich and Washington D.C.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section I. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. It is also noted that "This section abounds with grass, water and fuel so that emigrants may encamp almost anywhere." But, elk and deer, the only game, are very scarce.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section II. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. Buffalo are present in "inumerable bands," and it is suggested that the dung be used for fuel. Timber is scarce , except on the islands. It is noted that the Pawnee pose a threat to the traveler as they are likely to rob the emigrants along the route. A note from Fremont's report about the first viewing of the buffalo is included below the map.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section III. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note Map includes a chart of meteorological observations giving remarks, the temperature reading, and the altitude. From the notes on the map, this appears to have been a difficult stretch of road. No game was found 30 miles each way from Fort Laramie. Grass was scanty as was fuel. It is stated that, "Sioux Indians are not to be trusted." Notes from Fremont's report states that Fort Laramie should be used as an established military post. It would make the whole area safer and could also continue to be a trading post.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section IV. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note This section of the map includes the Wind River Mountains and a discussion of the continental divide by Fremont. In his report Fremont states, "We mounted the barometer in the snow of the summit ... giving 13, 570 feet for the elevation above the Gulf of Mexico. Fields of snow lay far below us: boundless mountains stretched before us. A stillness the most profound, and a terrible solitude, forced themselves constantly on the mind as the great features of this place." This section traverses the war ground of the Indians, and so it is noted that guards and watches should be in place.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section V. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note Notes in this section include a mention of the Great Salt Lake as "one of the wonders of nature, and perhaps without a rival in the world..." The travelers were now out of danger from the Indians as the Snake Indians were considered to be friendly.
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section VI. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note The accompanying notes state, "This is the most trying section for the traveller on the whole route. Water, though good and plenty, is difficult to reach, as the river is hemmed in by high and vertical rocks and many of the bystreams are without water in the dry season. Grass is only to be found at the marked camping places, and barely sufficient to keep strong animals from starvation. Game there is none. The road is very rough by volcanic rocks, detrimental to wagons and carts. In sage bushes consists the only Fuel. Lucky, that by all these hardships the traveller is not harassed by the Indians, who are peacable & harmless."
Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charl …
Map Of The Road From Missour …
1846
Regional Atlas
Authors Fremont, J.C., Preuss, Charles
Full Title Topographical Map Of The Road From Missouri To Oregon, Commencing At The Mouth Of The Kansas In The Missouri River And Ending At The Mouth Of The Wallah Wallah In The Columbia. In VII Sections. Section VII. From the field notes and journal of Capt. J.C. Fremont, and from sketches and notes made on the ground by his assistant Charles Preuss. Compiled by Charles Preuss, 1846 By order of the Senate of the United States ... Lithogr. by E. Weber & Co. Baltimore ...
Note This map contains the largest amount of written data. Copious notes are included from October 10th through October 25th. The last note tells about the first sighting of the Columbia River. Fremont notes that the distance from the mouth of the Kansas to "this place" is about 2,000 miles. They were greeted at Fort Wallah-Wallah by Mr. McKinley, the commander of the post, who received them "with great civility."
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