William Henry Holmes Sketch: View in Elk Mountains of Inverted Beds

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William Henry Holmes

View in the Elk Mountains. Sheet number 54/37

Inverted beds. Labeled features include: a – Gothic Mountain, and b – East River. Sheet number 55.

EXPLORATION: U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (Hayden Survey).

Colorado, August 4-6, 1873.

Photographic reproduction of original sketches.

Courtesy of USGS Library.

This drawing is the mostly detailed and finished of Holmes sketches with color added to differentiate the layers of stone. It was also reproduced as a line drawing in a survey report. This drawing was made somewhere along the western facing slopes of where the current 401 trail is located.


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