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Deeply Zoomable map of #Pennsylvania in 1826 - Shows roads, canals, railroads, and proposed railroads. Counties are distinguished by color. Main mountain ridges are shown by hachures. Earliest general map of the state to show railroads.


South Padre Island, Texas, is a small beach town on the eastern tip of Cameron County in the Rio Grande Valley. It lies between Laguna Madre...


Benjamin McCulloch Mexican War Rations Document Signed "Ben McCulloch/ Capt. Texas Rangers." One page, 8" x 6.5", Fort Brown [Cameron County, Texas], June 16, 1846. This document lists the amounts of rations needed for a two day excursion by Captain McCulloch's Texas Rangers along the Rio Grande only one month after President Polk and the Congress declared war on Mexico. The document reads in part, "Forge Return for 45 Horses 5 Mules in Capt. B. McCulloch's company of Texas Rangers f…