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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

250 thumbnail picture
Roy Sylar, truck driver and umbrella holder for the airplane beacon party of George L. Anderson. Roy served with the Coast and Geodetic Survey until into the 1960's. He was born the same day as Floyd Risvold, February 28, 1912.
California, Southern 1932
251 thumbnail picture
Floyd Risvold, standing in front C&GS Truck no. 85., somewhere along the California coast. At this time he was the recorder for Lieutenant George L. Anderson's airport beacon party.
California, Southern 1932
252 thumbnail picture
Not quite "The Grapes of Wrath." Floyd Risvold and Lieutenant George L. Anderson picking fruit during a break from duties with airport beacon location crew.
California, Southern 1932
253 thumbnail picture
Airplane beacon, one of many located by the party of Lieutenant George L. Anderson, along the California coast.
California, Southern 1932
254 thumbnail picture
Horse-packing into a station along the 46th Parallel. Lieutenant Ector B. Latham, Chief of Party.
Montana 46th Parallel Survey, Cliff Creek, Lolo NF 1934 August 14
255 thumbnail picture
Horse-packing into a station along the 46th Parallel. Lieutenant Ector B. Latham, Chief of Party. Bill Husemeyer in photo.
Montana, 46th Parallel Survey 1934 Summer
256 thumbnail picture
The observing party at Station Bluff in Montana.
Montana, Near White Sulphur Springs 1934 Summer
257 thumbnail picture
The observing stand after taking down the shelter tent at Station Bluff.
Montana, Near White Sulphur Springs 1934 Fall
258 thumbnail picture
Dick Dana packing into Station Atacosa along the Arizona-Mexico border.
Arizona-Mexico border 1935 March 12
259 thumbnail picture
Old Baldy, barely visible in the distance, as seen from Station Atacosa. Party of Lieutenant Ector B. Latham.
Arizona-Mexico border 1935 March 12
260 thumbnail picture
Country on the Mexican border as seen from Station Atacosa.
Arizona-Mexico border 1935 March 12
261 thumbnail picture
The lookout house at Station Atacosa. Roper Crawford packing theodolite No. 356 to station. Party of Lieutenant Ector B. Latham.
Arizona-Mexico border 1935 March 12
262 thumbnail picture
Station Atacosa as seen from the trail. A one and a half hour pack. Party of Lieutenant Ector B. Latham.
Arizona-Mexico Border area 1935 March 12
263 thumbnail picture
Station Sauharita. One of the few drive-to stations. Party of Lieutenant Ector B. Latham.
Arizona-Mexico Border area 1935 March
264 thumbnail picture
Floyd Risvold observing angles with theodolite No. 356 at Station Sauharita.
Arizona-Mexico Border area 1935 March
265 thumbnail picture
Snow in the desert near Nogales.
Arizona, Near Nogales 1935 March?
266 thumbnail picture
Station Hawk Peak as seen from the road. South of the Gila Valley. Lieutenant Jack Johnson, Chief of Party.
Arizona, Between Gila Valley and Mexican Border 1934
267 thumbnail picture
A dangerous climb to Hawk Peak. Note observing stand at top of mountain. Lieutenant Jack Johnson, Chief of Party.
Arizona, Hawk Peak 1934
268 thumbnail picture
Packing up Hawk Peak, 10627 feet, in the Pinaleno Mountains. Note packer in left center of picture and 4-foot observing stand at top of mountain. Lieutenant Jack Johnson, Chief of Party.
Arizona, Hawk Peak 1934
269 thumbnail picture
Packing up Hawk Peak, 10627 feet, in the Pinaleno Mountains. A picture designed for vertigo.
Arizona, Hawk Peak 1934
270 thumbnail picture
Packers lending each other helping hands as making way to the top of 10,627 foot Hawk Peak in the Pinaleno Mountains. Lieutenant Jack Johnson, Chief of Party.
Arizona, Hawk Peak 1934
271 thumbnail picture
Observing tent on triangulation station on the top of Hawk Peak, 10,627 feet, in the Pinaleno Mountains. Lieutenant Jack Johnson, Chief of Party.
Arizona, Hawk Peak 1934
272 thumbnail picture
A photo opportunity along Cliff Creek in the Lolo National Forest area along the Idaho-Montana border. In today's Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area.
Montana 46th Parallel Survey, Cliff Creek, Lolo NF 1934 August 14
273 thumbnail picture
Late summer/ early fall snow in area along the Montana-Idaho border area. Lieutenant Ector B. Latham, Chief of Party, on the right.
Montana-Idaho border area 1934 September
274 thumbnail picture
Somewhere in the West. Floyd Risvold observing, Dube Erickson recording. Somewhere in the West.
Arizona ? 1933?
275 thumbnail picture
Station Glendive was the center of the water tank at Glendive. Note the observing tent set up over the center of the tower.
Montana, Glendive
276 thumbnail picture
"Three Wise Men". Leonard C. "Jack" Johnson on left (outgoing party chief), Ector Latham in center (new party chief), Jack Bachtel. This was when the party was moving north up the 115th meridian and was working in SW Colorado.
Colorado, Southwest June 1934 June
277 thumbnail picture
Clarence Olson, Bill Husemeyer, and Floyd Risvold breaking camp at Graingerville, Idaho.
Idaho, Grainger 1934 August
278 thumbnail picture
Most of the crew together at a Sunday afternoon in camp.
Colorado, Southwest 1934 June
279 thumbnail picture
Standing: Bill Bussey, L.C. "Jack" Johnson, Cartwright, W. C. Names, Charles Hoepell. Kneeling: Floyd Risvold, Truman "Shorty" Pearson, Jack Bachtel.
Montana, White Sulphur Springs 1934 July
280 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
281 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
282 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
283 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
284 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
285 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
286 thumbnail picture
On the way to Station Lone Cone in Southwest Colorado. A two hour ride followed by a 1 hour and 50 minute pack from timberline to the top of the mountain.
Colorado, Near Norwood 1934 July
287 thumbnail picture
On the way to station Kofa (acronym for King of Arizona Mine).
Arizona, Kofa Mountains 1934 November
288 thumbnail picture
Heading into a canyon on the way to Station Kofa. This was a very dangerous station requiring climbing with ropes to get to.
Arizona, Kofa Mountains 1934 November
289 thumbnail picture
Heading up a canyon on the way to Station Kofa. This was a very dangerous station requiring climbing with ropes to get to.
Arizona, Kofa Mountains 1934 November
290 thumbnail picture
Heading up a canyon on the way to Station Kofa. This was a very dangerous station requiring climbing with ropes to get to.
Arizona, Kofa Mountains 1934 November
291 thumbnail picture
Heading up a canyon on the way to Station Kofa. This was a very dangerous station requiring climbing with ropes to get to.
Arizona, Kofa Mountains 1934 November
292 thumbnail picture
Observing party on Station Kent near Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 November
293 thumbnail picture
Packing mules with lumber to build tower on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains near Safford, Arizona. Mt. Graham now is the site of the Mt. Graham Astronomical Observatory.
Arizona, Mt. Graham, Coronado National Forest 1934 March 30
294 thumbnail picture
Packing mules with lumber to build tower on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains near Safford, Arizona. Mt. Graham now is the site of the Mt. Graham Astronomical Observatory.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 March 30
295 thumbnail picture
Packing mules with lumber to build tower on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains near Safford, Arizona. Mt. Graham now is the site of the Mt. Graham Astronomical Observatory.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 March 30
296 thumbnail picture
Packing mules with lumber to build tower on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains near Safford, Arizona. Mt. Graham now is the site of the Mt. Graham Astronomical Observatory.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 March 30
297 thumbnail picture
Packing mules with lumber to build tower on Mt. Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains near Safford, Arizona. Mt. Graham now is the site of the Mt. Graham Astronomical Observatory.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 March 30
298 thumbnail picture
Forty foot tower built on Mount Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains. Tower was required to see over surrounding timber.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 March 30
299 thumbnail picture
Forty foot tower built on Mount Graham in the Pinaleno Mountains. Tower was required to see over surrounding timber.
Arizona, Mount Graham, Pinaleno Mountains 1934 March 30

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