Friday, March 03, 2006

Rail Road Stereoview - Editorial Party Pine Bluffs PRR

From: "F Sherfy"

I thought you might like to see this stereoview ... I imagine it is one of the series you have on your site, but it is not labeled with a manufacturer or photographer name. Quite some time ago, someone wrote on the back that it is Number 496 and gave it the title of Editorial Party Pine Bluffs PRR.

—Fred Sherfy, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Editorial Party Pine Bluffs.

Beckwith Survey Question

From: "Jerry Lohry"

I have a question ... about the Gunnison-Beckwith survey. The map they compiled shows that the survey team went into the northern end of the Black Rock Desert (Mud Lakes) as far as High Rock Canyon. Their portrayal of the topography of that area also leads me to believe they traveled there. But Beckwith's journal only documents their surveying the southern part of the Black Rock Desert.

Do you know whether all or part of their crew journeyed into the High Rock Canyon area, and where I can find documentation on this?

—Jerome Lohry