[Kansas Oil Fields]


Mapping portions of the Mid-continent oil field in Kansas during the first half of the 20th century.

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This mysterious hand-drawn map covers portions of Marion and Butler Counties in central Kansas, including the communities of Elbing, Peabody, Aulne, and Florence. Created using a combination of blue, black, and red ink and graphite pencil, the image presents a wealth of information on local geographic features.

According to a manuscript legend near the bottom of the sheet, blue represents streams, red contours, and black outcroppings, while the penciled circles show the extent of several oil fields. The routes of two railroads, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe, are also shown.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1940?

Author: Anonymous

Sheet Width (in): 15

Sheet Height (in): 20.4

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Manuscript map written in three colors of ink with graphite pencil updates. Issued on linen blueprint paper with moderate creasing and light scattered spotting most evident near the lower third of the sheet. Pinholes in the corners, Good to very good overall.


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