Quest: Trail Maps of the West

Quest: Trail Maps of the West, an exhibition of maps on loan from members of the Rocky Mountain Map Society taking place until October 4 at the Loveland Museum and Gallery in Loveland, Colorado (just south of Fort Collins), “features a collection of authentic migration trail maps that date from the 1500s to the 1800s,” says the Reporter-Herald. “Myron West, exhibit guest curator and director of the Rocky Mountain Map Society, says that the maps chosen for the exhibit ‘illustrate the emergence of geographical understanding and the development of transportation routes, specifically emigrant roads, in the American West up to the time that the transcontinental railroad was complete.’”