Cale Pelton (1811 - September 12, 1853) was a 19th century American publisher of maps and educations material for schools and academies. Born in Buckland, Franklin, Massachusetts to parents Cale Pelton and Esther Crittenden. Pelton was a good and successful teacher and author, specializeing in Outline Maps - maps without textual labels used to test and teach school children geography. He also compiled teacher's aids and geographic text books. Pelton was well regarded in his field for the size and beauty of his school wall maps as well as for the effectiveness of his textbooks. Pelton was the author of Pelton’s Outline Maps, published by Sower, Potts, and Company and used extensively in schools. He graduated from Yale College in 1840 and was a member the Yale debating group, Society of Brothers in Unity. He married Ann Ferrier Wood in 1842, who died in childbirth on February 20, 1846. He died of consumption on September 12, 1853 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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