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Album caption and index card: Badlands on Laramie River. From the Chugwater, we cross table-like plains for 10 miles, and descend to the beautiful valley of the Laramie. The Tertiary rocks near the crossing have weathered into quite remarkable architectural forms, much like those of White River of Dakota. The texture is similar also, with marls and calcareous concretions, passing up into fine sandstone, which decompose so readily that valleys and the hills are covered with loose sand. Platte County, Wyoming. 1870.
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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: 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 and index card: Bluffs on the North Fork of the Platte, near the crossing of the old Overland Stage road. They are 80 to 100 feet in height, extending along the east bank of the river, and composed of a grayish brown sandstone, exhibiting in a remarkable manner the various signs of shallow water depositions, ripple, rain, and mud markings. Broad, flat masses of rock, lie at the base of the bluff, 15 or 20 feet square, with the surface covered with these peculiar markings. Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: A camp on Henrys Fork, among the big cottonwoods that line all the streams. Daggett County, Utah. 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 18, No. 130 caption, "A camp on Henrys Fork, among the big cottonwoods that line all the streams."
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Album caption and index card: Looking west from over Devils Gate showing the plains of the Sweetwater, the Oregon Trail, and the Seminole Mountains in the distance. Gifford and Elliott in the foreground. Ambulance below carrying photo working outfit. Devils Gate is a narrow cleft in a granite ridge, 400 feet high, the Sweetwater flowing through it. Fremont County, Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: Badlands on Blacks Fork. A view from the summit of one of the highest points among the Badlands. As far as the eye can reach, upon every side, is a vast extent of most infinite detail. "It looks like some ruined city of the gods, blasted, bare, desolate, but grand beyond a mortal's telling." Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: Camp Farewell, at Fort Sanders, so named as being the last regular camp of the Survey of 1870. Showing merely a few of the members, the tents, and animals of the expedition. Albany County, Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: Badlands on Blacks Fork. We can see in them the very process by which they have been carved into such curious and beautiful forms. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870.
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Album caption and index card: Ford across the La Bonte. A very pleasant and picturesque feature of the La Bonte are the beautiful meadow-like valleys, covered with a luxuriant growth of grass, and the magnificent cottonwoods, with wide-spreading branches and dense foliage, while all about are dry, parched, sage-covered hills. S.R. Gifford in center. Converse 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 12, No. 65 caption, "Ford across the La Bonta. A very pleasant and picturesque feature of the La Bonta are the beautiful meadow-like vallys, covered with a luxuriant...
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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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Album caption and index card: Box Elder Canyon, near Fort Fetterman, southeast of Glenrock. Converse County, Wyoming. 1870. (Stereoscopic view similar to Jackson, W. H. 862, jwh00862) 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, jwh00863 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 to long side-trip up Box Elder to where it comes thro" the hills in deep canyons. Remarkably fine. Securing the views...'
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Album caption: The Flaming Gorge, a view on Green River, very near the location where Major Powell launched his expeditions for the Colorado River. View at the mouth of Henrys Fork, of great beauty, and which derives its principal charm from the vivid coloring. The waters of the river are of the purest emerald, with banks and sand bars of glistening white. The perpendicular bluff to the right is nearly 1,500 feet above the level of the river, and of a bright red and yellow. When entrance or gateway to the still greater wonders and grandeurs of the famous Red Canyon, that cuts its way to a depth of 3,000 feet between this point and its entrance into Browns Hole. Daggett County, Utah. 1870. Index card unavailable....
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Album caption and index card: Camp of the Survey, on the 16th of September, among the pines of the foothills, in the Uinta Mountains, at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet above the sea. Daggett County, Utah. 1870. (Steroview available) Similar to W.H. Jackson photograph number 280, jwh00280. Descriptive Catalog of the Photographs of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories, W. H. Jackson, Photographer, Second Edition, Illustrated, 1870 Series, page 16, No. 116, "Camp of the Survey, on the 16th of September, among the pines of the foot-hills, in the Uintah Mountains, at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet above the sea." Handwritten notes by N. Carico, "The Hayden campers are preparing birds for...
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Album caption and index card: A view of the coal bearing bluffs near Point of Rocks, on Bitter Creek, Union Pacific Railroad, 805 miles west of Omaha, and 6,484 feet above the sea. The veins are about 5 feet thick, cropping out high on the bluff, and with a very slight inclination to the northwest. Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 1870.


map background search result map search result map Badlands on Laramie River from the Chugwater. Platte County, Wyoming. 1870. Ford across the La Bonte. Converse County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands near Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Camp at Red Buttes, northwest end of Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Group of members of the Survey, made while in camp at Red Buttes. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Looking west from over Devil's Gate showing the plains of the Sweetwater. Fremont County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. Camp of the Hayden Survey, in the Uinta Mountains, Daggett County, Utah. 1870. The Flaming Gorge, a view on Green River, very near the location where Major Powell launched his expeditions for the Colorado River. Daggett County, Utah. 1870. A view of the coal-bearing bluffs near Point of Rocks, on Bitter Creek. Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 1870. Bluffs on the North Fork of the Platte, near the crossing of the old Overland Stage Road. Wyoming. 1870. Camp Farewell, at Fort Sanders. Albany County, Wyoming. 1870. Granite rocks, at foot of Laramie Peak. Albany County, Wyoming. 1870. Church Buttes on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. East from Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Box Elder Canyon, near Fort Fetterman. Converse County, Wyoming. 1870. U.S. Geological Survey camp on the Sweetwater River. Wyoming. circa 1870. Survey camp at Henrys Fork. Daggett County, Utah. 1870. Survey camp at Henrys Fork. Daggett County, Utah. 1870. Camp of the Hayden Survey, in the Uinta Mountains, Daggett County, Utah. 1870. The Flaming Gorge, a view on Green River, very near the location where Major Powell launched his expeditions for the Colorado River. Daggett County, Utah. 1870. Church Buttes on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands on Blacks Fork. Uinta County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands on Laramie River from the Chugwater. Platte County, Wyoming. 1870. Box Elder Canyon, near Fort Fetterman. Converse County, Wyoming. 1870. Ford across the La Bonte. Converse County, Wyoming. 1870. Granite rocks, at foot of Laramie Peak. Albany County, Wyoming. 1870. Camp Farewell, at Fort Sanders. Albany County, Wyoming. 1870. East from Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Badlands near Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Camp at Red Buttes, northwest end of Casper Mountain. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Group of members of the Survey, made while in camp at Red Buttes. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. Independence Rock. Natrona County, Wyoming. 1870. A view of the coal-bearing bluffs near Point of Rocks, on Bitter Creek. Sweetwater County, Wyoming. 1870. Looking west from over Devil's Gate showing the plains of the Sweetwater. Fremont County, Wyoming. 1870. Bluffs on the North Fork of the Platte, near the crossing of the old Overland Stage Road. Wyoming. 1870. U.S. Geological Survey camp on the Sweetwater River. Wyoming. circa 1870.