Does this black line on the 1892 map appear to be a road to you?
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    Does this black line on the 1892 map appear to be a road to you?

    I have attached the 1892 map in its entirety, and a section with 3 arrow I added to mark a potential old road.
    I believe the area where I marked corresponds to some old logging trails.
    Seeking second opinion as this old map does not have a legend.
    Please double click or zoom in to see my 3 red arrows pointing to the black line in question.
    Thank you very much.
    By the way, this map came from usgs.gov.
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    The medium dashed lines are county boundaries. The thinner black lines are routes. The map locational accuracy is only about 200 feet at best. Be careful if you are exploring an area based on this map.

    You can download the description of symbols on Topo maps HERE

    You can download any or all of the more than 1/4 million historical and current topo maps as well as the coastal topographic surveys HERE
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    You will be able to verify the road/trail by detecting bits and pieces of horse/oxen shoes, wagon parts, etc.

    To truth the map, look for natural stream crossings (places where the stream is shallow and wide), saddles and gaps, springs, flats, optimal camp areas, etc.

    Looks like that route crossed a saddle near your middle arrow. There may be evidence of a camp/rest area there.
    Usually they would let the stock rest a minute and check/adjust straps, cinches, ropes, etc.

    FUN!!
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    Sure looks like coach trails the way your black line and others follow contours to pass through the varied terrain elevations.
    I didn't study the relation to the clearly marked waters. Older trails might have utilized water more.

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    Sometimes it’s pretty difficult to relate these maps to the real world.
    Here is a decent stab at a pin point.

    It’s a natural place to dive off into Jenny creek.
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    From there work your way north up the bottom of that draw to the next saddle (just south of that nice looking pond). First creek crossing appears to be near where someone has recently been doing some grading near a pond. Near your middle arrow.
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    I’d be talking up the land owners at the head of Moose Creek to the south east of you.
    Looks promising on the aerial. Maybe those fields are cultivated right now?

    Ball Play creek also has my curiosity.
    Last edited by Tesorodeoro; Yesterday at 02:09 PM.

 

 

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