The PLSS: As a cartographer at law, I am fortunate to work with the GLO (General Land Office) maps developed for the Public Land Survey System (PLSS). Lamentably, the PLSS is the most important national governmental effort you didn’t learn about in school. The US government created GLO plats to map frontier property to sell to its growing… Read More »
By William “Bill” Ambrose, DDS The “Family Maps” series of county land patentees has been an invaluable resource for Missouri Trail of Tears Association researchers in their efforts to better find the true path of the Trail of Tears across the state. “Family Maps” are published by Arphax Publishing Co., and under copyright by Boyd IT, Inc., all… Read More »
Its NToTA’s 25th! The 25th National Trail of Tears Association‘s Annual Conference & Symposium starts tomorrow. Check it out! Especially, the conference program. New: The Interactive Lt. B.B. Cannon Journal Map The Journal of BB Cannon is considered one of the best resources for exploring the history of the northern route of the Trail of Tears. Along with… Read More »
Title: Charles-Alexandre Lesueur in Missouri: 1826 By Walter A. Schroeder, June 2003 Link: https://motrailoftears.com/library/monographs/charles-alexandre-lesueur-in-missouri-1826/ A Geological Summary of the Journal of the Voyage of Charles-Alexandre Lesueur from Harmony, Indiana to Southern Missouri in 1826. The area traversed by Lesueur on his trip to Missouri in 1826 included the geologic extremes of the Mississippi Embayment, a deep structural basin… Read More »
Let’s talk about how a team of people are sharing the Undiscovered Story of the Cherokee Tribe on the Trail of Tears in Missouri. I’m Chris Dunn, the GIS Guy on the team. For me, this project started sometime in 2019 when Dr. Bill Ambrose and Steve Belko, Ph.D. somehow found me, after looking around the State of Missouri for someone to begin mapping their research and discoveries. I knew very little about the Trail of Tears then.