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The Resource The Texas Red River country : the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876, edited by T. Lindsay Baker with ornithological notes by Kenneth D. Seyffert ; foreword by Dan L. Flores

The Texas Red River country : the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876, edited by T. Lindsay Baker with ornithological notes by Kenneth D. Seyffert ; foreword by Dan L. Flores

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The Texas Red River country : the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876
Title
The Texas Red River country
Title remainder
the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876
Statement of responsibility
edited by T. Lindsay Baker with ornithological notes by Kenneth D. Seyffert ; foreword by Dan L. Flores
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Language
eng
Summary
In May, 1876, a party of army engineers, teamsters, and a civilian draftsman with a military escort departed from Fort Elliott in the Texas Panhandle to conduct a topographic and scientific survey and to explore the headwaters of the Red River. Their reports of the land, water resources, insects, plants, birds, and geology of the central Panhandle were printed in the government document the next year but were little known for a hundred years. First Lieutenant Ernest Howard Ruffner was responsible for the expedition--both its conception and its execution. Ruffner began his work at Fort Elliott and, accompanied by a large military escort and civilian scouts, conducted a stadia line survey from there to the canyon now known as the Palo Duro, then on to the main head of the river at Tierra Blanca and Palo Duro Creeks. Seventeen detailed maps recorded the party's route and the country through which it passed. Among the surveying party was a civilian draftsman of German origin, Adolph Hunnius, who kept a diary detailing the daily activities of the expedition. In 1985 T. Lindsay Baker edited the diary and the manuscript of the official report from the National Archives and published them for a limited readership as a special issue of the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review. Baker wrote: "The official and the Hunnius diary are remarkable documents not only for the history of the Texas Panhandle but also for the history of scientific investigations in the American West." Not included in the 1985 publication was the survey party's ornithological report, written by Charles A.H. McCauley, which Baker subsequently found and published in 1988 as an article in the Panhandle-Plains Historical Review, including ornithological annotation by Kenneth D. Seyffert, former president of the Texas Audubon Society. The two parts of the report never before appeared under cover together. Now they do, in this revised edition with a new introduction, which focuses on the reports as environmental history. Dan L. Flores's knowledgeable foreword to the work further strengthens the environmental history contribution -- Book jacket
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DLC
Dewey number
508.764/8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB1227.R4
LC item number
T48 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Environmental history series
Series volume
no. 13
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The Texas Red River country : the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876, edited by T. Lindsay Baker with ornithological notes by Kenneth D. Seyffert ; foreword by Dan L. Flores
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
38249722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780890968031
Lccn
98004859
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Publisher's announcement (2 sheets) laid in. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 review copy sheet; 1 publisher's announcement (in 2 parts). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The Texas Red River country : the official surveys of the headwaters, 1876, edited by T. Lindsay Baker with ornithological notes by Kenneth D. Seyffert ; foreword by Dan L. Flores
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
38249722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780890968031
Lccn
98004859
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Publisher's announcement (2 sheets) laid in. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 4 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 review copy sheet; 1 publisher's announcement (in 2 parts). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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