Texas Heritage, Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 2001 Page: 29
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A Cartographic History of Texas
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 20) quickly adapt thenavailable
materials to a timely situation. One of
those strategies was culling appropriate maps
from their inventory to create the atlas. The
second was the method of overprinting a map
in red text to highlight current events in the
region. For example, the region where major
supporters of the various political factions can
be found is noted with the name of the leader,
such as "Carranza Constitutionalists," "Zapata,"
"Vegas," and "Pascual." Also shown are the
locations of both Mexican and U.S. naval divisions
"under preparatory orders available in
case of need." In Texas, the U. S. forts located
along the border are noted, including the U. S.
Army Headquarters. In the Gulf of Mexico, the
mapmaker has added an additional legend with
indicators for U.S. and Mexican warships, consulates,
forts, and principal garrisons, all indicators
of the volatile nature of the conflict in
Mexico. The specialty production of maps and
atlases will be repeated numerous times in the
20th century to keep the populace abreast of
rapidly changing events in the world.
c1930 (Fig. 14, p. 28) Highway Map and Guide of
Texas. Aurora, Mo.: Mid-west map Company, n.d.
Similar to oil company promotional maps, the
Highway Map and Guide of Texas promoted an affiliation
of service stations in Texas and adjoining
states. A notation on the map states that the service
was established for the purpose of supplying the
motor traveler and tourist with a chain of stations
throughout the nation, free and dependable road
maps, and reliable sources of information.
The map predates the interstate highways of
today and features U. S. highways and state highways.
The map explanation includes designations
for "first class roads, second class roads, connecting
county roads as well as U.S., state and adjoining
highways." There are rivers and bays shown, but
there are no county boundaries. However, the map
includes extensive designations of 420 different
service stations across the state. The back of the map
lists each station with its numerical designation.
Figures 1,4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, and the
back cover, Courtesy of the Virginia Garrett
Cartographic History Library, Special
Collections Division, The University of Texas
at Arlington Libraries, Arlington, Texas.
Figures 3, 9, 10, 13, 14, Courtesy of John M.
Davis Jr., Dallas, Texas.
Figure 8, Courtesy of the Texas Collection,
Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Figure 2, Courtesy of The Hispanic Society of
America, New York.
* MAP ILLUSTRATIONS CONCLUDE ON PAGES 30-31 *
Katherine R. Goodwin and Gerald Saxon are on the staff of
the Special Collections Division at The University of Texas at
Arlington. John M. Davis Jr. is on the board of directors of the
Texas Historical Foundation.
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