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INVENTORY OF PC-DOCS, JANUARY—JUNE 1928

28.01.04 BROWN
28.01.04 BROWN
28.01.04 HUNT
28.01.05 KILCOURSE
28.01.08 SATTERFIELD
28.01.08 WADBROOK
28.01.21 SHAW
28.01.22 PEARD
28.01.31 KENYON
28.02.03 PEARD
28.02.04 MCDONALD
28.02.06 YOUNG
28.02.12 WATERMAN
28.02.18 GEYER
28.02.19 CLARK
28.02.19 GRAY
28.02.21 ORR
28.02.22 SHIEBLER
28.02.23 WELLS
28.02.24 SHIEBLER
28.02.24 ROCKEY
28.02.25 BROWN
28.02.26 CLARK
28.02.26 HOLMES
28.02.26 RIDDERHOF
28.02.27 GEYER
28.02.28 HUNTER
28.02.29 CLAUDE
28.02.29 CRONMILLER
28.03.01 O'DAY
28.03.05 MCNULTY
28.03.05 ROCKEY
28.03.11 AIKEN
28.03.15 CHAPPELL
28.03.16 ARTHUR
28.03.18 RIDDERHOF
28.03.22 ROCKEY
28.03.28 HUNTER
28.03.28 GEYER
28.04.05 ATKINSON
28.04.05 HART
28.04.05 ROBERTS
28.04.05 ROCKEY
28.04.08 HOLMES
28.04.09 PUTNAM
28.04.11 PUTNAM
28.04.11 SNEAD
28.04.15 HATFIELD
28.04.16 STOCKS
28.04.17 AIKEN
28.04.18 GALT
28.04.19 ESAU
28.04.19 MARSHALL
28.04.19 SNEAD
28.04.23 GALT
28.04.23 WILLIS
28.04.23 MCQUEEN
28.04.26 PEFLEY
28.04.28 MCQUEEN
28.04.30 ARNETT
28.05.06 HART
28.05.07 MERRITT
28.05.08 AIKEN
28.05.08 CLARK
28.05.09 KILCOURSE
28.05.11 AIKEN
28.05.11 ESAU
28.05.12 KILCOURSE
28.05.12 PEFLEY
28.05.14 HOLMES
28.05.16 CLAUDE
28.05.16 CRAMER
28.05.17 RIDDERHOF
28.05.17 ADAMS
28.05.18 SCHIEBLER
28.05.20 O'DAY
28.05.21 JENKINS
28.05.21 KENYON
28.05.22 CRAMER
28.05.24 CLAUDE
28.05.24 CRAMER
28.05.25 PIPER
28.05.25 PIPER
28.05.25 UNKNOWN
28.05.30 HATFIELD
28.06.01 SCOTT
28.06.04 HOLMES
28.06.04 O'NEIL
28.06.04 SNEDEKER
28.06.06 YOUNG
28.06.15 BROWN
28.06.16 ANDERSON
28.06.19 BERRY
28.06.20 HUMPHREY
28.06.20 ROCKEY
28.06.24 CRAMER

28.05.11.   Esau, Patrol from Matagalpa

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Matagalpa, Nicaragua,
May 11, 1928.

   Cleared Matagalpa for MATIGUAS and MUY MUY VIEJO area with 15 enlisted men at 1600 May 2 1928. Arrived at MONTE GRANDE at 2000. Camped at this ranch house of Mr. Frauenberger where good camp grounds, pasture and water was available.

   Cleared MONTE GRANDE at 0800 May 3 1928. The trail over the mountain is passable for animals and troops and is about two miles shorter than the bull cart trail. This trail connects with bull cart trail on the right bank of the GUABULE river about 4½ miles from MONTE GRANDE ranch house. 1530 Arrived at Mr. Sullivans ranch, known as LA PLANTA, which is about thirty miles from MATAGALPA due east. The area covered has plenty of water but most of the pastures have been burned. The pasture at LA PLANTA is not very good but will do and is close to the river and ranch house but hasnn [has no] water in it. About 23 miles from MATAGALPA is a ranch owned by Molinares called LA PANCHA which is close to a river and has a very good pasture about 400 yards east of the ranch house. Bull carts can get over this trail as far as a ranch owned by Andres Hernandez which is located about 1500 yards southeast of the trail about 18 miles from MATAGALPA a trail branches off to the N.E. which goes to Buena Vista.

   Cleared LA PLANTA at 0710 May 4,1928. About 4 miles east crossed a wide river. About 1045 passed a large ranch house owned by Arnesto Cholera [Ernesto Calero?] who sums [seems] to be very friendly. There is a pasture at this place but only stagnant water. About 1100 stopped at ranch of Antonio Missa [Antonio Mesa] and bought some corn from him. Crossed the CUISINA river which is about 15 miles from LA PLANTA. AT 1600 met Lt. Galt who left MITIGUAS [Matiguas] about an hour before. Arrived at MATIGUA S at 1700 an camped at a hacienda at MATIGUAS owned by Arilla Cholera. The pasture is about ½ mile north of the house. MATIGUAS has no running water. They get their water from pools in the river bed. This water is stagnant.

   Cleared MATIGUA S at 0830, May 5,1928 and reached the BULBUL river at 1030 and traveled northeast up the river to an open plane where the grass was good and made camp by the river at 1400 as the pasture at MATIGUAS was not very good and the pack mules were getting tired.

   Cleared at 0615 May 6,1928 for MUY MUY VIEJO crossed the AGUA FRIO, which empties into the BULBUL, at 0625. We traveled up the BULBUL going N.E. crossing the river a number of times at 0720 passed through a valley known as EL TAMARINDO. My guide told me that this place had been owned by Silgado [Salgado] one of Sandino's Jefes. At 0800 arrived at a small ranch owned by Alberto Martinez who lives in MATIGUAS and TEROSA MINDOZA [Mendoza] lives on the ranch. 0830 house on left owned by Ascension Rivera. At 0910 house on right owned by Domitilia Orvena. About three women live here. At 0930 arrived at a ranch owned by Antenasio Mendoza [Anastasio Mendoza] who was acting as my guide. They reported about having heard of bandits but found [ p. 2 ] that the information was about a month old and was in regard to bandits moving east toward PIS PIS. At 1200 reached a place known as Sapotical with a house in a clearing owned by Vitriano Lopez. 12.50 Crossed EL SALTO DE MUY MUY VIEJO. At 1330 entered the ranch of MUY MUY VIEJO owned by Miguel Montoya and arrived at the main ranch house at 1410. The place called MUY MUY VIEJO is only a ranch house. They had no reports of any bandits they knew of in that area. The last bandits they knew of had passed in that area about a month ago. When questioned they told me that they had not seen them but had been told by someone, and they did not remember by whom, that bandits had passed there on their way to PIS PIS.

   The territory passed through on May 6th is a regular jungle. The sun never shines on the trail except at the ranches where the trees and brush have been cleared away. All of the ranches have about 5 acres cleared with 10 or 12 head of cattle, a few chickens, and a few banana trees. They all have enough corn and beans for their own use but none for sale.

   Returned over the same trail and arrived at Matagalpa about 1100 May 11, 1928.

/s/ G. Esau

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Summary & Notes:

   Patrol from Matagalpa south & east to Matiguas & Muy Muy Viejo.
   Nice descriptions of ranches, properties along the way:  Mr. Frauenberger, La Planta (Mr. Sullivan), La Pancha (Sr. Molinares), Andres Hern
ández, Arilla Calero, Ernesto Calero, Antonio Mesa, Alberto Martínez, Teresa Mendoza, Domitilia Orvena (3 sisters), Anastasio Mendoza (ranch owner & guide), Vitriano López, Muy Muy Viejo (Miguel Montoya).
   Muy Muy Viejo a single ranch house.
   All the territory passed through on May 6 "a regular jungle"; food scarce at ranches.
"stagnant water" in riverbed, at the very end of the dry season; things get very dry before the rains commence a few weeks hence.

   No substantive information on EDSN.

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