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Album caption and index card: Camp at Red Buttes. Northwest end of Casper Mountain. Our camp at the Red Buttes was pleasantly located on the broad grassy bottoms of the Platte, in a sort of amphitheater, with the red beds rising to a great elevation all around. The Red Buttes are so called from the high ridges, or groups of ridges, on the south side of the Platte, their basset edges bearing eastward toward out camp, and of a bright brick red in color. As we approach them from the east, in the afternoon, the rays of the setting sun greatly heighten their effect and bring them out in strong relief, so that we can readily see why they have been such prominent landmarks, and have so long attracted the attention of the...
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Album caption: Group of all the members of the Survey, made while in camp at the Red Buttes, junction of the North Platte and Sweetwater. Standing left to right: John "Potato John" Raymond and "Val"; cooks; S.R. Gifford, landscape painter and guest; H.W. Elliott, artist; James Stevenson, assistant; H.D. Schmidt, naturalist; C.P. Carrington, zoologist; L.A. Bartlett, general assistant; W.H. Jackson, photographer. Sitting left to right: C.S. Turnbull, secretary; J.H. Beaman, meteorologist; F.V. Hayden, geologist in charge; Cyrus Thomas, agriculturist; Raphael ...., hunter; A.L. Ford, mineralogist. Natrona County, Wyoming. August 24, 1870. Index card unavailable. See also: jwh00282. Personal email communication...
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Album caption and index card: Independence Rock. A noted landmark, on the Oregon Trail, for travelers at the time when this route was used. Its base, bordering the old road, is literally covered with names and dates, many of the former well known in the history of the west, and some of them antedating Fremont's time. The Sweetwater flows immediately along the southern end of it, although on the opposite side of the stream another ridge, continuing toward the southwest, was once connected with it. It is a vast and excellent illustration of disintegration, its rounded form resembling an oblong haystack, with layers of rock lapping over the top and sides of the mass. Thin layers have been broken off in part, and huge...
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Album caption and index card: Badlands near Casper Mountain. There is here a considerable area covered with light gray sandstones, which have weathered into most unique forms. They resemble the ruins of some old village, with portions of the stone walls and the chimneys remaining. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 13, No. 74 caption, Bad Lands, near Caspar Mountain. There is here a considerable area covered with light gray sandstones, which have weathered into most unique forms. They resemble the ruins of some old village, with portions of the...
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Panorama of Teapot Dome from point on Parkman Rim on south end of dome. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1927. Plate 1-A, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 163. 1931.
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Album caption and index card: Independence Rock on the Sweetwater. T. 29 N., R. 85 W. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. (Stereoscopic view) Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 20, Nos. 304,306 caption, Independence Rock, on the Sweetwater. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 12, 2021, "Jackson made it to Independence Rock on the Sweetwater on th elate afternoon of the 26th, after he and the party killed 3 buffalo on the way. On the 27th there was a layover. Her is the very short entry from Jackson's diary, '(22 1/2m) More views of Rock and view from same.'...
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Album caption and index card: Badlands near old Fort Casper. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. (Stereoscopic view) Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 20, Nos. 294-296 caption, Bad-Lands, near old Fort Caspar. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 11, 2021, "On August 21, 1870 Jackson accompanied several others to Box Elder Canyon south of the North Platte River. Jackson took images jwh00271, jwh00272, jwh 00863 and jwh01491. Here is Jackson's supporting diary entry, '(22m) by road- about 40 by side trips. With Dr. Elliott, Turnbull, Ford, Gifford and Rapheal...
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Album caption and index card: Independence Rock. A noted landmark, on the Oregon Trail, for travelers at the time when this route was used. Its base, bordering the old road, is literally covered with names and dates, many of the former well known in the history of the west, and some of them antedating Fremont's time. The Sweetwater flows immediately along the southern end of it, although on the opposite side of the stream another ridge, continuing toward the southwest, was once connected with it. It is a vast and excellent illustration of disintegration, its rounded form resembling an oblong haystack, with layers of rock lapping over the top and sides of the mass. Thin layers have been broken off in part, and huge...
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Album caption and index card: View from the summit of Independence Rock, looking down the Sweetwater Valley, and showing plainly that all this portion of the valley was at one time the bed of a great lake. Fort Ridge on the right. View extends to upper end of Pathfinder Reservoir. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: View of the Red Buttes at what is now known as Bessemer Bend, a notable point on the old Oregon Trail where the Oregon Trail left the North Platte River for the Sweetwater. The approximate location of a massacre of 23 U.S. Troopers in 1865, which occurred at the same time as the death of Casper Collins at that bridge, for whom the town of Casper was named. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 14, No. 76 caption, Red Buttes and the North Platte River. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 11, 2021,...
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Album caption and index card: Badlands near old Fort Casper. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. (Stereoscopic view) Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 20, No. 294-296 caption, Bad-Lands, near old Fort Caspar. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 11, 2021, "jwh00274, jwh00864, and jwh01488. These are of badlands near Ft. Casper. They were taken on August 23, 1870. Jackson's diary supporting entry, '(16 1/2m With Dr. Ell. Giff. & Ford went back with ambulance and made a few views of the Bad Lands."
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Album caption and index card: Camp on the North Platte near the present site of Casper and the old "upper crossing" or "Mormon crossing" of the North Platte, 34 miles from Fort Fetterman. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 13, No. 73 caption, Camp on the North Platte, near old For Caspar, thirty-four miles from Fort Fetterman. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 11, 2021, "It was taken on August 22, 1870. Here is Jackson's diary entry as support, '(11 1/2m) by regular road, twice the distance by side-trip. In AM irst thing...
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Album caption and index card: View across the North Platte, from above Jackson Canyon, distinctly showing an amphitheater, or upheaved ridge of the red beds, forming a half circle. View taken from west end of Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 14, No. 79 caption, View west across the North Platte, from above Jackson Canon, and showing very distinctly an ampitheater, or upheaved ridge of the red beds, forming a half circle. Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 11, 2021, "Entry from Jackson's diary On August...
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Album caption and index card: View from Casper Mountain, from near its east end. This mountain is an immense table, that has been lifted nearly horizontally out of the plain some 800 or 1,000 feet. Our view is taken from it, looking out upon the plains toward the Platte, showing the gradual dying away of the hogbacks and terraces into the level valley. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 13, No. 75 caption, View from Caspar Mountain. This mountain is an immense table, that has been lifted nearly horizontally out of the plain some 800 or 1,000 feet....
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Album caption and index card: Views in the Rocky Mountains. Bad Lands near old Ft. Casper. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. (Stereoscopic view similar to photo no. 863, jwh00863) Personal email communication from Alan Terrell on February 11, 2021, "jwh00274, jwh00864, and jwh01488. These are of badlands near Ft. Casper. They were taken on August 23, 1870. Jackson's diary supporting entry, '(16 1/2 m) With Dr. Ell. Giff. & Ford went back with ambulance and made a few views of the Bad Lands.'"
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Album caption and index card: Jackson Canyon, now known as Sheep Canyon. A dry gorge, cut down perpendicularly through the limestones some 300 or 400 feet. Tensleep and Madison rocks exposed. At northwest end of Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Handwritten note on album caption: [Date of photo: Sept. 1870 - from the Pioneer Photographer] Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 14, No. 78, Jackson Canon. A dry gorge, cut down perpendicularly through the limestones some 300 or 400 feet. Personal communication from Alan Terrell on September 11, 2021, "From Jackson diary...
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Album caption: Group of all the members of the Survey, made while in camp at the Red Buttes, junction of the North Platte and Sweetwater. Standing left to right: John "Potato John" Raymond and "Val"; cooks; S.R. Gifford, landscape painter and guest; H.W. Elliott, artist; James Stevenson, assistant; H.D. Schmidt, naturalist; C.P. Carrington, zoologist; L.A. Bartlett, general assistant; W.H. Jackson, photographer. Sitting left to right: C.S. Turnbull, secretary; J.H. Beaman, meteorologist; F.V. Hayden, geologist in charge; Cyrus Thomas, agriculturist; Raphael ...., hunter; A.L. Ford, mineralogist. Natrona County, Wyoming. August 24, 1870. Index card unavailable. See also: jwh00283. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs...


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