Fording the Pecos

river crossing 500Via the Texas State Preservation Board’s Online Gallery, which says:

“Fording the Pecos River was painted in 1857 or 1858 during Captain John Pope’s artesian well expedition on the Llano Estacado and Jornado Del Muerto of Texas and New Mexico from January 1855 to June 1858. In 1857, Secretary of War John B. Floyd designated Harry S. Sindall (life dates unknown) to be Pope’s expedition artist.”

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