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We've assembled the following list of maps that are applicable to the Age of Oil.
Correct map of Texas
"Map shows early twentieth century Texas railways, shipping routes, cotton production and population statistics, Houston & Texas Central Railroad lands, and the 'rice and oil belt'; Texas counties, major cities; cotton, oil, and cattle in photographs; illustration of 'The New Capitol of Texas'."
New map of Dallas Texas compiled from latest surveys and best authorities, 1901
"Map shows street names, railroads, schools, hospitals, cemeteries, select buildings and businesses, watershed, fair grounds, and lot or block numbers."
Soil map, Texas, Vernon sheet
"Map displays soil types along with creeks, rivers, towns, roads, and railroads. Includes legend and soil profiles."
Maps of Texas and Florida
"Map shows counties, cities, railroads, and springs; counties, cities, railroads and swamps in Florida on verso."
Map of Texas with population and location of principal towns and cities according to latest reliable statistics
"Map shows early twentieth century Texas counties, cities, towns, railroads, and population statistics."
J.E. Head & Co.'s 1907 map of the city of Fort Worth, Texas : compiled from original plats, and surveys by actual measurement
"Map shows early twentieth century Fort Worth, Texas street names, railroads, neighborhood additions, land ownership, select buildings, block and lot numbers."
Iron mountain Route to all Parts of Texas: The way to Texas
"Map shows early twentieth century Texas railroads and agricultural products by region. Includes inset (2-10-'09) showing connecting railroads from St. Louis, Omaha, Denver, and New Orleans to Texas."
Fort Worth is the geographical and transportation center of the Mid-Continent Oil Fields
"Map shows oil pipelines with company names, cities, towns, names and locations of major oil fields in the Mid-Continent Oil Fields [Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and portions of Kansas and New Mexico] with Fort Worth located at the center."
"Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. This is one of over 23,000 topographical maps in the Portal."
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Oil, Cities, Reform
Oil in Texas, covering: (1) Discovery of Oil at Spindletop, (2) Boomtowns, Huzzah!,(3) The Problem with Boomtowns, Boo!, (4) Rise of ‘Progressives.’
Splitting the Texas Democrats
The early 20th century in Texas, covering: (1) Rise and Fall of James Ferguson, (2) Mexican Revolution, (3) World War I.
Rise and Fall of the New Ku Klux Klan
The early 20th century in Texas, covering: (1) Changing Times in the 1920s, (2) Rise of the New Klan, (3) Fall of the Klan, (4) Roaring Twenties.
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