McAlester, Tuskahoma, Windingstair, Oklahoma, 1905

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The field book documents the work of Joseph A. Taff in Tuskahoma, Windingstair [Winding Stair Mountain], Oklahoma, July 03 - 31, 1905. Entries are dated and narrative in structure. They contain travel details, description of work completed, routes traveled for observations, descriptions and drawings of terrain characteristics, photographs taken, and fossils present. Includes loose inserts of notes describing the geology of the McAlester-Lehigh coal field Indian territory.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 03, 1905

End Date

Jul 31, 1905

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  • Geology
  • Paleontology


  • Winding Stair Mountain
  • United States
  • Oklahoma
  • Tuskahoma


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes

Accession #

SIA Acc. 16-110

Collection name

Joseph A. Taff papers, 1905

Physical Description

1 field book

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 1 Folder 1