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Photo Left:  Jackson Military Road cut exiting Washington, Arkansas, to the North East (2005)

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Carte générale du territoire d'Orléans comprenant aussi la Floride Occidentale et une portion du territoire du Mississipi / dresée d'après les observations les plus récentes par Bmi. Lafon, ingénieur géographe à la N[ouve]lle. Orléans.

Lafon, Barthélémy, 1769-1820.

Paris : Ch. Picquet, 1806.

Relief shown by form lines. Depths shown by contours and soundings.

Map in 4 sections mounted on cloth backing.

Includes text.

Copy 1 black-and-white annotated in red ink; copy 2 col. and copy 3 black-and-white without annotations.

Scale [ca. 1:535,000] (W 960--W 900/N 320--N 290).

[http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?gmd:47:./temp/~ammem_AmAo::](accessed August 23, 2006)


Of particular interest here is the Route des Illinois which appears to be exiting the area of Fort Claiborne.  Compare to the Darby map, 1818 (Link here).



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