William Henry Jackson, photographic pioneer of the Old West

In August 1870 a small detachment of US cavalry left Camp Carlin, an army supply depot just outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Following close behind was Ferdinand Hayden, explorer and formerly professor of geology at the University of Pennsylvania. Accompanying him were a motley group of scientists, including a mineralogist, a botanist and a topographical artist. This… Read More

Many rivers to cross

After the Red River, there were nine more rivers to cross on the Chisholm Trail going to Abilene. Washita River Also spelt Ouachita. This is described as one of the most silt-laden streams in North America and its waters are opaque brown over an unstable mud and sand bed. It’s famous for being the site… Read More