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Maps

We've assembled the following list of maps that are applicable to the Great Depression.

Southwestern road map : 1929 official road map (showing roads radiating from El Paso, Texas with mileage between points)

Southwestern road map : 1929 official road map (showing roads radiating from El Paso, Texas with mileage between points)

"Map shows lesser and major highways, cities and towns, and points of interest for the southwestern states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, northern Mexico, and the southern portions of California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado; distances between cities."

General soil map of Texas

General soil map of Texas

"Map displays principle soil series groups in regions of Texas."

Soil map, Nacogdoches County, Texas

Soil map, Nacogdoches County, Texas

"Map displays soil types along with creeks, rivers, bridges, crossings, landings, lumber camps, lumber railroads, towns, churches, schools, stores, roads, and commercial railroads."

McKinney Station Map Houston & Texas Central R.R. Operated by the T. and N.O.R.R.CO.

McKinney Station Map Houston & Texas Central R.R. Operated by the T. and N.O.R.R.CO.

"Station map of McKinney, Texas in Collin County from station 15623+47 to station 15679+20. Highlights estimated sale and carve out areas."

Block Map of Original Town, Abilene, Texas

Block Map of Original Town, Abilene, Texas

"Cadastral map of the town of Abilene, Texas showing property lots as well as creeks and railroad tracks."

Map of the Gulf Coast from Padre Island to Rockport

Map of the Gulf Coast from Padre Island to Rockport

"Map shows early nineteenth century coastal detail of the islands surrounding Corpus Christi Bay in South Texas."

Proposed Trinity River canal & conservancy district

Proposed Trinity River canal & conservancy district

"Map shows district boundaries encompassing Fort Worth and Dallas connected by the Trinity River; land patents, landowners, towns, roads, and railroads."

A Map to help you enjoy all the scenic historic Southwest

A Map to help you enjoy all the scenic historic Southwest

"Map pictorially shows points of interest across the western half of Texas, southern New Mexico, and southwestern Arizona. Includes legend."

Map of Texas

Map of Texas

"Map shows graphic depiction of historic events, places, and trails. Includes dates and locations of events; illustrations in margins."

Official map of the highway system of Texas

Official map of the highway system of Texas

"Map shows the Pan American Highway, major federal and state highways across Texas, counties, cities, free and toll bridges, free and toll ferries."

Texas railroad map

Texas railroad map

"Map shows early twentieth century Texas counties, cities, and railroad lines."

Texas Centennial Central Exposition: master plot plan

Texas Centennial Central Exposition: master plot plan

"Map shows structures, streets, and park features for the 1936 Texas Centenial Exposition. This location is now known as Fair Park and is home to the Texas State Fair."

Map of Texas Frontier Centennial fairgrounds, Fort Worth, Texas

Map of Texas Frontier Centennial fairgrounds, Fort Worth, Texas

"Map shows layout and locations of proposed buildings and features of the Texas Frontier Centennial held in 1936; West Lancaster Extension."

Official map of the highway system of Texas

Official map of the highway system of Texas

"Map shows counties, major cities and towns, highways, major roads, and state parks."

Lake Dallas, Denton County, Texas : holograph, 1938

Lake Dallas, Denton County, Texas : holograph, 1938

"Map showing camps and points along the shore of Lake Dallas."

Power transmission lines and power plants in Texas

Power transmission lines and power plants in Texas

"Map shows county boundaries, cities and towns along power transmission lines, and power plant locations. Includes legend indicating voltage production levels."

Texas: The Lone Star State

Texas: The Lone Star State

"Pictorial and historical map of Texas, with complementary notes and text on Exploration 1519-1685, Missions and Spanish 1682-1819, Colonization, Rumbles of Revolt, The Republic, Statehood 1845, and Secession. Map shows flags of six nations over Texas, counties and regions by terrain and vegetation type, missions, roads, the size and population, and categories of industry and agriculture by location."

Road Map of Dallas County, Texas

Road Map of Dallas County, Texas

"Map shows county districts 1 through 4, numbers and names for county roads, railroads, street grids for cities and towns, levee improvement districts, and military facilities."

Videos

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Road to the Great Depression
35 min.

Road to the Great Depression

The early 20th century in Texas, covering: (1) Collapse of the KKK, (2) Roaring Twenties, (3) Everything Falls Apart.

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Great Depression and New Deal
27 min.

Great Depression and New Deal

The Great Depression in Texas. This lesson is incomplete and includes Dr. Torget’s statement ending the class.

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More Resources

The following list of resources provide additional information to help you dive deeper into the context of the unit. Books are linked to OCLC WorldCat, allowing you find a copy in your nearest local library or to make a request for it using interlibrary loan.

  • General

  • website Results for the Great Depression Period in The Portal to Texas History

    Digital copies of primary sources and other documents from our about this time period contributed to The Portal to Texas History by institutional partners from across the State.