Friday, May 27, 2011

1915 Map

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of visiting with Tulsa history buff  David Breed.  David has  extensively researched the West Tulsa area and was a great source for my blog entry about Taneha which was quite a thread to unravel.  While we were 97% sure of the facts surrounding Taneha, David gave me a copy of a map from 1915 that proves it 100%.  
I want to share this map with everyone because it's so interesting.  Not only can you find Taneha/Bowden and New Taneha on it but other little towns I've referred to, such as Alsuma- which you can see on the edge of the map, far right- plus new one's I haven't heard of, such as Scales and Hickory.  So click on the photo and have fun seeing the way we were.

1 comment:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great map. I studied on it for some time. It is amazing how some decisions made early on on where the roads and railroads go survive a 100 years later. Much of it is dictated by topography like where I44 crosses the Arkansas is because of the break in the hills on the west side of the river.