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Gunnison's Route West from Fort Leavenworth KS, 1853
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Gunnison's Route West from Fort Leavenworth KS, 1853

F. W. Egloffstein - 1855

Skeleton map exhibiting the route explored by Capt. J. W. Gunnison U.S.A.., 38 parallel of north latitude (1853).


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TitleGunnison's Route West from Fort Leavenworth KS, 1853
CreatorF. W. Egloffstein
FormatMap, 63 X 97 cm.

Title by contributor.
Gunnison listed: "Lieut. E. G. Beckwith; R. H. Kern, topographer; Sheppard Homans, astronomer; Dr. James Schiel, surgeon & astronomer; F. Creutzfeldt, botanist; J. S. Snyder, assistant topographer; and Captain R. M. Morris plus 30 soldiers from Ft. Leavenworth who were included in the surveying party. In addition to the thirty-eight men, the caravan consisted of 18 wagons, 16 that were 6-mule vehicles, an ambulance drawn by 2 horses, which were replaced by 4 mules when they reached the mountains, and a carriage for the instruments, which was pulled by 4 mules. Nelson, History of Goshen, p. 265.

Gail M Snow, programmer analyst, adjusted and made useful this online map, http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4051p.rr001640.

CollectionAmerican Memory; Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA

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