Supply Line map of Yosemite National Park, prepared by N.F. McClure, during the period when the Park was controlled by the U.S. Army.
The present map takes the March, 1896 map and overprints it with the Supply Lines utilized by the Army, including:
- Wagon Trails (solid red line)
- Pack Mule Trails (broken red line)
- Patrol Routes (broken black line)
- Scouting routes (red and black broken line)
- Meeting points of patrols (two arrows pointed at a single point)
- 1 Day--Time necessary for patrols to reach point marked with an arrow
- Shorter trips to meeting points are all single day trips
Includes key identifying the Lines of Supply, Wagon Roads, Pack Mule Routes, Patrol Routes, Scout Routes and other fascinating details.
McClure's map was made shortly after the establishment of Yosemite as a protected park in 1890. During this period, the Army's Fifth Cavalry Regiment controlled the park, and the map was made for their use. The map shows wagon roads, army patrol posts, direction and extent of patrols, routes used by pack trains supplying the posts, and cattle- and sheep-grazing areas.
McClure's map includes a number of early details, many of which reflect the Park in its earliest days. This edition of the map was drawn in 1896, with the overprint in red to show posts and patrol routes was published in the report for 1904.