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Early National Boy Scout Ranch Poster




Map of Philmont Scout Ranch [Cimarron, New Mexico, U. S. A.]

Schuyler, Remington, 1946-48, Uknown:Boy Scouts of America


[Sheet 22x17in, illustrated neat line 20.5x15.75in] Broadside uncolored printing of illustrated map with detail of roads, trails, base and trail camps, topographical features of peaks, creeks, ponds, mesas, Large compass rose in upper right and decorative cartouche, single vertical and horizontal fold creases (laid flat), small chips and closed tears along margin edges, typical pin holes along top and bottom edges with two below compass rose, several small and pin holes at mid right neat line and in map with minimal loss, light age toning to paper along edges with two small spots in lower right. Scarce with only three library holdings in WorldCat (OCLC) CS


This is one of the earliest maps of Philmont Scout Ranch that is part of a series to show the facility over the years. The maps were designed to be posted in local scout meeting centers to show the various actives and adventure of going to the ranch


The land for the Philmont Scout Ranch was donated by Waite Philips, a wealthy oil businessman and wilderness advocate, starting in 1938. Including other donations and use of National Park land Philmont is now a 140,000 acre ranch, in Northern New Mexico, with a wide range of topography of the Southwest high desert. It was developed by the Boy Scouts of America to for recreational and training use. There are 3 main camps and several trail camps. Thousands of Boy Scouts are able to attend the ranch annually.



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