Carl Purpus, Plant Collector in Western America Geographical Index of Carl Purpus -- M

By Arnold (Jerry) Tiehm

With additional editing by Barbara Ertter and Tom Schweich

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  • A combined geographical index for Annie Alexander and Louise Kellogg, Carl Purpus, and Tom Schweich is available at Combined Geographical Index -- M.
  • Locations are generally listed in the way that Purpus spelled them, with a reference to a current name or spelling for that location.
  • All locations are in the United States, unless another country is explicitly listed in the entry.
  • Locations in the United States may be compared with the United States Geological Service: Geographical Names Information System by clicking on Query: G. N. I. S.


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Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Madurango Range.

Madurango Peak, California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 6/24/1897
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Argus Range. Maturango Peak. Madurango Peak. Full Size Image

Madurango Range, Inyo County, California.
This is now considered to be part of the Argus Range but the name is preserved with Maturango Peak which reaches 8839 ft. 1897, 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report of My Journey in the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Argus and Madurango Ranges: 0270
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0020
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0070
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Magdalene Bay, Baja California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 1/6/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Maggie Peaks.  

Maggie Mountain, California.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Maggie Mountain. Middle Tule River.

Maggie Peaks, Tulare County, California.
Now called Maggie Mountain it reaches a height of 10,042 ft. and is located in the Sierra Nevada just east of the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Tule River and south of Maggie Lakes. 36 27'N, 118 37'W. Forms the divide between the Wishon Fork Tule River and the Little Kern (trail is in the Little Kern watershed). 1896.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on my collecting trip this year [1896] through the southeastern Sierra Nevada of California: 0030
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0220
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Mount Magruder. Lida. Mount Magruder.

Magruder Mountain, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Current name for "Mount Magruder" south of Lida and Nevada Highway 266.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Manwell, San Bernardino County, California.
"I send there two boxes of plants."  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 7/17/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Argus Peak. Madurango Range.

Maturango Peak, California.

Articles that refer to this location:
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0190
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0320
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Hop Creek.  

Meadow Valley Creek, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Panaca.  

Meadow Valley Wash, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Potter Valley.

Mendocino County, California.
Large county on the north coast of California. Includes such towns as Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Ukiah and Potter Valley. Some of Purpus' collections are described as being from 'Mendocino County" without a more detailed location.

Types described from this location:

   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mesa Grande, Colorado.
1892.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mesa Mal Pass (Pais?), Argus Mountains County, California.
1897.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Maggie Peaks. Full Size Image

Middle Tule River, Tulare County, California.
Now called Middle Fork of the Tule River it runs from near Camp Nelson west toward Springville. Highway 190 follows it for quite a distance. 1895, 1896, 1897.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on my collecting trip this year [1896] through the southeastern Sierra Nevada of California: 0030
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0100
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0220
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Milford, Utah.
" on a branch of the Union Pacif."    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mill Creek, La Sal Mountains County, Utah.
1899.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mineral Point, Colorado.
1893.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
MineralKing, California.
1895.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 9/8/1897
  • Carl A. Purpus to Townsend Brandegee: 8/23/1905
 
Query:
Miraflores, Baja California, Mexico.
1901.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 1/5/1901
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Courthouse Cliffs. La Sal Mountains.

Moab, Grand County, Utah.
Along the Colorado River in Moab Valley in T25-26S, R21E and at 38 33-35'N, 109 31-34'W. 1899.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on My Journey to the La Sal Mountains: 0060

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 8/24/1899
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 9/10/1899
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mojave, Kern County, California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 5/9/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mojave Desert, Nevada.
1897.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Monachy Meadows, Tulare County, California.
This reference is probably to what is now called Strawberry Meadows on the southeast side of Templeton Mountain in the Sierra Nevada. The whole complex was once called "Monache." T19S, R35E, S3-4 and 36 18'N, 118 11'W. 1896.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on my collecting trip this year [1896] through the southeastern Sierra Nevada of California: 0120
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0110
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0230
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mongollones, Arizona.
1903.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Fish Spring Valley. Monitor Valley. Table Mountain.  

Monitor Range, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Monitor Range. Toquima Range.

Monitor Valley, Eureka, Lander, and Nye Counties County, Nevada.
Located west of the Toquima Range and east of the Monitor Range. Purpus was in southern Monitor Valley in Nye County 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0540
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mono Lake, California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/30/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S. Full Size Image Full Size Image
Montezuma Well, Yavapai County, Arizona.
1902, Sept 1903.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Hot Creek Range.

Morey Peak, Nye County, Nevada.
Hot Creek Range, 10,246 ft.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0510

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/10/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Hot Creek Range.

Morey Range, Nye County, Nevada.
Now known as the Hot Creek Range and is due north of Warm Springs. The range is bounded by Hot Creek and Big Sand Springs valleys to the east and Stone Cabin and Little Fish Lake Valleys to the west. The highest peak is Morey Peak at 9825 ft. and is in T9N. R50E, S24 and at 38 38'N, 116 18'W. 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0510
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mount Farewell, Tulare County, California.

Types described from this location:

   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Palmetto Mountains. Full Size 
Image

Mount Gabb, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Now called Palmetto Mountain located in the Palmetto Mountains and reaches an elevation of 8879 ft. T5S, R40E, S32 and 37 28'N, 117 33'W. 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0110
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mount Hull, Mendocino County, California.
1894.  
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Pahranagat Range. Quartz Spring.

Mount Irish, Lincoln County, Nevada.
Tallest peak in the Pahranagat Range at 8741 ft. in T3S, R59E, S31 and at 37 9'N, 115 24'W. 1898.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0450

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/10/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mount Laura, California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 6/24/1897
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Magruder Mountain. Magruder Mountain.

Mount Magruder, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Now called Magruder Mountain it is just south of highway 3 at the south end of the Palmetto Mountains. The peak is 9046 ft. and is in T6S, R40E, S16 and at 37 25'N, 117 32'W. 1898. [also referred to as Mount Magruder].

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0120 0610
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0120
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0400

Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mount Moses, Tulare County, California.
1895.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0100
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0220
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: La Sal Mountains.

Mount Peale, San Juan County, Utah.
Located in the La Sal Mountains and reaches an elevation of 12,721 ft. T27S, R24E, S24 and 38 27'N, 109 14'W. 1899.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on My Journey to the La Sal Mountains: 0150
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mount San Hedrin, California.

Articles that refer to this location:
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0100
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mount Tamalpais, Marin County, California.
Highest point in Marin County at 2610 ft. 37 56'N, 122 35'W. 1899.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on My Journey to the La Sal Mountains: 0020
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0540
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: La Sal Mountains.

Mount Tomasaki, Grand County, Utah.
Located in the La Sal Mountains and reaches an elevation of 12,231 ft. 1899.
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Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on My Journey to the La Sal Mountains: 0150
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Mount Towiasky, .
190_.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: La Sal Mountains.

Mount Tukuhnikivatz, San Juan County, Utah.
Located in the La Sal Mountains and reaches an elevation of 12,483 ft. T27S, R24E, S22 and 38 27'N, 109 16'W. 1899.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on My Journey to the La Sal Mountains: 0150
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: La Sal Mountains.

Mount Waas, Grand County, Utah.
Located in the La Sal Mountains and reaches an elevation of 12,311 ft. 1899.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on My Journey to the La Sal Mountains: 0150
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Lone Pine. Full Size Image Full Size Image

Mount Whitney, Inyo County, California.
Also referred to as Mt. Whitney it is along the Sierra Nevada crest north of Mt. Muir and south of Mt. Russell. This is the highest point in the continental United States at 14,496 ft. T16S, R34E and 36 35'N, 118 17' 30" W. 1895, 1896.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • C. A. Purpus and His Introductions: 0110
  • Report on my collecting trip this year [1896] through the southeastern Sierra Nevada of California: 0210
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0050
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0160

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 12/19/1896
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Bull Valley. Enterprise. Pine Valley Mountains. Full Size Image Full Size Image

Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah.
Located southeast of Enterprise between the Bull Valley and Pine Valley Mountains. It is in the northwest part of T38S, R16W. 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0370
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0500

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 9/10/1899
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Mountain Meadows Mountains, Utah.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/1/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Argus Range. Full Size Image

Mountain Springs Canyon, Inyo County, California.
Located on the southwest side of the Argus Range in T23S, R41E. Referred to by Purpus as "Mountain Spring Canyon." 1897.
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Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report of My Journey in the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Argus and Madurango Ranges: 0230
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0190
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0320
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Palmetto Mountain.

Mt. Palmetto, Nevada.
Probably Palmetto Mountain.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 5/28/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Muddy Creek.

Muddy, Nevada.
" I got it on the Muddy it looks like ", may refer to Muddy Creek or the Muddy River.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 7/4/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Muddy.

Muddy Creek, Clark County, Nevada.
Now called the Muddy River it flows southeast from Moapa Valley and enters Lake Mead just below Overton. 1898. ?also 1900.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0270
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0250
 
 


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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/7/2002 7:34:10 PM