Surveying the West

Below are links to two history columns I’ve written recently regarding the Hayden Survey and its importance to the West in general and Colorado in particular.

 

The first photo is of some members of the Hayden Survey in Colorado in 1874. The second is a drawing of the Little Bookcliffs near Grand Junction, from the Survey’s 1876 report.

US Geological Survey of the Territories Field Party in Colorado, 1874BookCliffs-lg

Hayden1 10-7-19

Hayden2 11-21-19