Wichita Falls, Tx. Montgomery & Ward, 1929. Large blue line map, approximately 22 x 29 inches. Folded. Very light tanning and a few small spots of soiling. Scattered contemporary pencil annotations. Very good plus. Item #1995
Unrecorded map showing the extent of mineral rights held in a section of Wilbarger County, Texas, by the Zenith Oil Producing Company and several competing interests. The county is located in North Texas on the border with Oklahoma west of the oil rich areas surrounding Wichita Falls and Burkburnett. Indeed, the land here was mapped by a civil engineering firm from Wichita Falls, Montgomery & Ward, certainly not to be confused with the famed mail order and department store business. The Zenith Oil Producing Company, for whom this map was created, owned mineral rights in seven contiguous plots in the charted region, but seems to have been active only for a short period of time at the end of the 1920s and solely in the area of Wichita Falls. We locate no other copies of the present map, and only one other recorded example of a map by the Montgomery & Ward firm, a 1931 plan of Wichita Falls.