Beale [1822-1893] had quite a career in the West including Indian Agent, surveyor and camel driver. His most lasting contribution was as a road builder. This map resulted from the survey of a road across present-day Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico that originally appeared in Beale's "Construction of a Wagon Road from Fort Smith to the Colorado River." His route roughly follows the Canadian River. It also closely parallels or is identical to that of Lt. Whipple just a few years earlier. A dotted line indicates where the routes diverge. Beale's 62 camp sites are numbered by day. Excellent detail along the route. A rarely seen map.