Plumas National Forest California Mt. Diablo Meridian 1916 [panel title reads]: Recreation Map Plumas National Forest Information for Mountain Travelers [cover title]. N.p. [Washington?]: Printed by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1916. Map, 91.5x118 cm (36x46 inches), printed in black, red and green. Large, detailed map of Plumas National Forest in northeastern California, an area situated upon the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, comprising, roughly, the drainage basin of the Feather River. Verso has 18 printed panels providing "Information for Mountain Travelers," plus the title panel. The primary intent of the map was to facilitate use of the region for recreation by "campers and mountain travelers." The Plumas Forest Reserve was created by proclamation of President Theodore Roosevelt on March 27, 1905. In 1906 the reserve was transferred from the General Land Office to the U.S. Forest Service, and on March 4, 1907 it became a National Forest. Following further additions and eliminations, the Plumas totaled 1,433,500 acres (an area roughly 42 airline miles north to south and 72 miles from west to east), at the time this map was published. The Bucks Lake Wilderness was officially designated as a part of the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1984. OCLC lists later, smaller sized maps with similar titles, but not this larger 1916 issue. Old folds, very good or better. (#157201).