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rockhopper
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3/3/2019
rockhopper
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I recently inherited a collection of original old maps dated from the 1830's to 1900's era of the US. I would like share this one to add to the collection of our pool of knowledge of the south west. Please post your maps if you have em'.
1853 map showing "Warner's trail" from Fort Yuma to the coast and beyond. Auga Caliente being Warner's hot springs. Of interesting note is the naming of the "Valley of the Ancient Lake" and the ocean waters off the coast as "EarthQuake bay". Of course these trails were already travelled and well used by thousands of years of Native American use.

You may recognize the names of the explorers. Also the blue color is "granite type rocks"







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tommy750
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3/3/2019
tommy750
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Nice map. Blake's report on the Colorado Desert is here starting on page 228: https://books.google.com/books?id=Y92k3TEmYOkC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=twopage&q=colorado%20desert&f=false
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rockhopper
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15 days ago
rockhopper
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A much belated thanks Tommy. Blake was a amazing Man and Geologist.


I had some time to go thru some more maps which focus on our local area.


Here is a map from 1884 of San Diego county. You may recognize many names and some that don't exist anymore.
The "Mud Volcanoes" were of special interest. Also "Indian Village" is at the Borrego sink site where the Spanish noted the Natives were living.
Remote Coyote Village amongst others was also recorded so these explorers really went up almost every water shed.






This map is limited but shows some interesting things. Notice "Tia Juana" in on the US side of the border.


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