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Brainard Forest
Lithography; black and colored printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 15 1/8 x 11 1/2in. (38.4 x 29.2cm) Sheet (height x width): 15 1/8 x 12 1/2in. (38.4 x 31.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Ursula Korzenik
Gallery Copy: Orienteering is the sport of navigating through the woods using a map and compass. What began in the nineteenth century in Scandinavia as a competition for military officers developed into a popular recreation for civilians in the course of the twentieth century. The New England Orienteering Club was established in 1972. Brainard Forest, a 212-acre portion of the West Hartford Reservoir System was and remains a popular site for orienteering meets. The area was named in 1961 in honor of Newton C. Brainard Forest, who gave the property to the Metropolitan District Commission.
Description: Contour map of Brainard Forest in West Hartford, Connecticut, with Route 44 to the north. Lines and colors are used to denote various land features, including knolls; depressions and pits; dry ditches; roads, trails and paths; fences; stone walls; buildings; boulders; stony ground; cliffs; lakes; streams; swamps; clearing; logged areas; and power lines. Reservoirs 2, 3, and 5 are shown. An inset map on the left shows the greater area. Below this is a sketch of a man wearing a road race number stepping off a cliff as he drops a rolled up piece of paper (presumably a map) behind him.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1:15,000
Inscription: Recto, top left, printed in black ink: "BRAINARD FOREST / SCALE 1:15,000 / CONTOUR INTERVAL 5 METERS / Base Map: Harvey Map Service Ltd. / Fieldwork & / Cartography: Stephen Tall (summer 1979) / Cheshire, Ct. / NEOC map 11 / [United State Orienteering Federation logo, in blue ink] / RECREATION MAP [in blue ink] / CT 1" Bottom right corner, printed in black ink: "1980 New England Orienteering Club Inc."
Object Number: 2004.142.2
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