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

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 -- S.
  • 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: Diamond Valley. Full Size Image

Saint George, Washington County, Utah.
County seat of Washington County and is centered about T42S, R15W, S30 and 37 07'N, 113 36'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: 0320
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0290
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0400
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0420 0500

Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Virgin River.

Saint Thomas, Clark County, Nevada.
Former town at the confluence of the Muddy and Virgin Rivers which is now inundated by the waters of Lake Mead. This was located at about T17S, R68E, and 36 20'N, 114 20'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: 0280
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0260

Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Salt Wells Valley.

Salt Wells, California.
On Carl Purpus' 1897 and 1898 route from Indian Wells to the Argus Range. Not definitely placed but it is east of Indian Wells and perhaps is in the current Salt Wells Valley.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report of My Journey in the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Argus and Madurango Ranges: 0220
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0190 0310
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0320 0430

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 5/9/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Salt Wells.  

Salt Wells Valley, San Bernardino County, California.
Valley 14 km East of Ridgecrest, Kern County, California, in route to Trona.    
 
Query:
Saltillo, , Mexico.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 3/12/1903
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Antonia, Nevada.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/30/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Big Smokey Valley.

San Antonio Desert, Nye County, Nevada.
The area referred to this by Purpus is part of Big Smoky Valley on the west side of the San Antonio Mountains and east of the Monte Cristo Range. 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: 0570
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
San Clemente Island, California.
1898, 1899.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Diego, San Diego County, California.
1898.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/30/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Domingo, Baja California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 12/19/1897
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 1/3/1898
 
Query:
San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico.
1901.  
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
San Felipe, Colorado.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
San Felipe Desert, California.
1898.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
Location of the California Academy of Sciences.  
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: San Francisco Peaks.  

San Francisco Mountains, Arizona.
See San Francisco Peaks, as that is the current preferred name for this natural feature. 1900, 1901, 1902.

Types described from this location:

   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: San Francisco Mountains. Full Size Image Full Size Image Full Size Image Full Size Image

San Francisco Peaks, Coconino County, Arizona.
A group of peaks just north of Flagstaff, Arizona.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 4/10/1897
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Hedrin, Mendocino County, California.
1894.  
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query:

See also: Todos Santos.

San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico.
1899, 1901.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 1/5/1901
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Juan Range, Colorado.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 1/28/1896
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
San Miguel, Nevada.
Near San Antonio(?). 1898.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
San Miguel, Baja California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 1/6/1898
 
Query:  
San Pablo, Baja California, Mexico.
1898.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: White Mountains.

Sand Spring, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
A spring on the northeast side of the White Mountains in TIN, R34E, S27 and at 37 54'N, 118 10'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: 0620
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0400
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0510
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Penoyer Valley.  

Sand Springs Valley, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Pine Valley Mountains. Full Size 
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Santa Clara Creek, Washington County, Utah.
Now called Santa Clara River it flows through the Santa Clara Valley which is located north of Red Mountain and bounded by the Bull Valley Mountains to the west and the Pine Valley Mountains to the east. 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0290
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Santa Clara Mountains, Baja California.
"Santa Clara Mo."    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Santa Clara Valley, Utah.

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: 0320
 
 
Query:
Santa Domingo, Baja California, Mexico.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 1/6/1898
 
Query:  
Santa Gertrudis, Baja California, Mexico.
1898.    
 
Query:
Santo Domingo, Baja California, Mexico.
1898.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 1/16/1898
 
Query:  
Santo Tomas, Baja California, Mexico.
1898.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sapinero, Colorado.
1893    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Big Smokey Valley.

Saratoga Spring, Nye County, Nevada.
Not definitely placed but is in Big Smoky Valley north or northwest of the San Antonio Mountains. Perhaps it is the spring near the San Antonio Ranch in T7N, R42E, S18 and at 38 28'N, 116 19'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: 0560
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Gold Mountain. Ralston Desert. Full Size Image

Sarcobatus Flat, Nye County, Nevada.
A large playa along present day highway 95 bounded by Pahute Mesa on the east and Gold Mountain on the west. 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: 0150
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0160
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Beaver Creek.  

Sedona, Arizona.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Sequoia Mills, California.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sequoia National Park, California.
1896, 1897.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Serro Brieta, Baja California.
Cerro Prieta?  
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sheep Mountain, Colorado.
1893.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sheep Mountain, Tulare County, California.
One-half mile north of Maggie. 1895.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Sheep Mountains, Nevada.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0240

Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Las Vegas.

Sheep Range, Clark County, Nevada.
Located due north of Las Vegas and bounded by the Desert Range on the west and the Las Vegas Range on the east. [Also referred to as Sheep Mountains.] 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: 0260
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Little Kern River.

Shotgun Pass, California.
Near the Little Kern River. 1897. (5245)    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: La Sal Mountains.

Sierra la Sal, Utah.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sierra Nevada, California.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Silver Peak, Nevada.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/30/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Silver Peak Range.

Silver Peak Mountains, Esmeralda County, Nevada.
Now called the Silver Peak Range and is bounded by Big Smoky and Clayton Valleys on the east and Fish Lake Valley on the west. 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: 0580
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Fish Lake Valley. Silver Peak Mountains.  

Silver Peak Range, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Hiko Range.

Six Mile Flat, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Flagstaff.

Slate Mountains, Arizona.
Near Flagstaff. 1900, 1901.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Slate Range, .
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 5/9/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Gold Mountain.  

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

See also: Deer Creek. Full Size Image Full Size Image Full Size Image

Snow Mountain, California.

Types described from this location:


Articles that refer to this location:
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0080

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 1/28/1896
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Socorro, Baja California.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 1/6/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Soda Creek, Tulare County, California.
1896, 1897.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Sonora, Tuolumne County, California.
Located at the west base of the Sierra Nevada at the junction of highways 49 and 108. Centered about T2N, R14E, S36 and 37 59'N, 120 23'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: 0680

Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/30/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Deadmans Canyon.

Sonora Pass, California.

Articles that refer to this location:
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0400
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0510
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Isabella Lake.

South Fork Kern River, Tulare County, California.
In the Sierra Nevada to the east of the Kern River and joins it at Isabella Lake. 1897, 1898. All on Kern Plateau.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 5/9/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Charleston Mountains. Charleston Peak. Lee Canyon. Pahrump Valley. Full Size Image

Spring Mountains, Nevada.
   
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Springville, Tulare County, California.
In the Sierra Nevada along the Tule River in T21S, R29E, S2 and at 36 8'N, 118 49'W. 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898.
Articles that refer to this location:
  • Report on my collecting trip this year [1896] through the southeastern Sierra Nevada of California: 0010
  • Report of My Journey in the Southern Sierra Nevada and the Argus and Madurango Ranges: 0010
  • Report By C. A. Purpus On His Expedition To The Desert Areas Of Southern and Western Nevada, Northern Arizona, And Western Utah: 0010
  • A Cactus-Collecting Trip to the Deserts of Southern Nevada, Northwestern Arizona, and Southwestern Utah: 0010
  • C. A. Purpus: His Collecting Trips in the Sierra Nevada and Owens Valley, California, 1896 - 1898: 0040
  • On the Trail, with Purpus, in California: 0150
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Deadmans Canyon.

Stanislaus River, Tuolumne County, California.
Purpus's reference is to the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River which he reached after going through Deadman Canyon. The Middle Fork joins the Stanislaus River just northeast of the town of Stanislaus. 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: 0660
 
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Stateline Mine, Nevada.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Station, California.
In the vicinity of Madurango Peak.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 6/24/1897
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Stein's Pass, New Mexico (?).
1904. Referred to in his 11/26/1903 letter as Stens Pass.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katharine Brandegee: 11/26/1903
 
Query: G.N.I.S.

See also: Lida. Twin Springs.

Stone Cabin, Nevada.
On Purpus' route between Twin Springs and Lida.  
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 8/10/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.
Stonewall Mountains, Nevada.
 
Letters that refer to this location:
  • Carl A. Purpus to Katherine Brandegee: 5/28/1898
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sunset Mountains, .
1902.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Sunset Peak, Arizona.
1900.    
 
Query: G.N.I.S.  
Surface Creek, Colorado.
1892.    
 


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Date and time this article was prepared: 6/7/2002 7:34:27 PM