Kansas City, Mo. . Folding map, 17 x 17 inches. Color printed. Original printed wrappers. Light wear and soiling to wraps. A couple of short separations along foldlines; a pair of minor nicks at lower right corner of map. Small patch of adhesive staining at upper left; light tanning. Still very good. Item #1311
An unrecorded real estate plat map and promotional for Noble County published in 1916 for distribution by the First National Bank in Perry, the county seat. The county lies north of Stillwater, near the northeastern corner of the state. The present map shows each township, platted and shaded in one of three colors, delineates state highways and railroads running through the county, and locates schools and post offices. A short text on the inside of the front wrapper hails the fertility of county land for agriculture, recent oil discoveries, and plentiful transportation links, and encourages potential land buyers to visit the bank for more information. "Noble County is one of the best agricultural Counties in Oklahoma. The total area of the county is about 675 square miles. Less than half of this land is in cultivation. Buffalo, Bressie, Carson, Oto and Missouri townships were parts of the Ponca and Oto Reservations and a large share of the land in these townships is still Indian allotments. This land is gradually being sold and made into fine farms and will soon all be in the white man's possession." The reservations of the Ponca and Oto-Missouri Indians were alloted and opened for sale in 1904. An attractive World War I-era real estate map for rural Oklahoma, with a somewhat blunt assessment of the post-allotment land market and the good prospects for dispossessing Native Americans. Not in OCLC.