Heritage, Volume 7, Number 4, Fall 1989 Page: 23
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Historical Atlas of Texas
Historical Atlas of Kansas,
Historical Atlas of Texas, A. Ray Stephens
and William M. Holmes, University of
Oklahoma Press, 1989. $24.95 cloth.
Historical Atlas of Kansas, Second Edition,
Homer E. Socolofsky and Huber Self,
University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
Reviewed by John Peterson
I want to drag out the press release for
these books from University of Oklahoma
Press around the weekend that the Sooners
and the Longhorns duke it out in Texas
Stadium this coming fall. "The state of
Texas has one of the richest histories in the
United States. The events and factors that
shaped this unique place are explored in a
new book published by the University of
Designed and printed by
David Holman at the Windriver Press
A complete history of Civil War
in Orange County. Excellent
Attakapian history of Southeast
Heritage House Museum
905 W. Division, Orange, TX 77630
Cost $35.00 plus tax $2.45
Winner of TR Fehrenbach Award
for Best County History
Regional chauvinism aside, the atlases
are a nice contribution to the geographic
literature, especially as introductions for
elementary and secondary school use. As a
Kansan, I could invoke my own regional
pride and note that the Kansas atlas is the
better of the two, but in fairness I would
have to add that it is a second edition and
the author's have had the opportunity to
revise and update their work. The atlas on
Texas is fresh off the press. Even so, the
Kansas atlas is a more substantial volume,
with 10 more maps and many interesting
thematic maps such as one comparing bison
ranges throughout the Plains from the
1830s to the 1870s. There are maps of
cattle trails and cattle towns, railroad
development, ghost colleges and universities
along with another for those colleges
and universities that succeeded, and historical
trails as well as military battles. The
Texas atlas is more historically oriented
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