Historical Atlas of Kansas (Review)



If you love Kansas history, have we found the book for you! The Historical Atlas of Kansas contains over 70 maps of Kansas, past and present.

Historical Atlas of Kansas

Historical Atlas of Kansas

If you like maps and you love Kansas history, have we found the book for you! The Historical Atlas of Kansas by Homer E. Socolofsky and Huber Self contains over 70 maps presenting different aspects of life in Kansas, past and present.

Maps include:

  • Landforms.
  • Precipitation.
  • Native flora.
  • Spanish and French claims.
  • Early Indian tribes.
  • Forts and military roads.
  • Territorial locations and capitals.
  • Federal land offices.
  • Battle sites.
  • Railroad development.
  • Major cattle trails and cattle towns.
  • Group colonization.
  • Congressional districts.
  • Minerals.
  • Major highways and airline routes.
  • Irrigation.
  • Employment.
  • World War II installations.
  • National and state historic sites and museums.
  • Much, much more!

Each map is accompanied by interpretive text, which provides useful and interesting background. Some of the information is no longer current; for instance, Kansas has lost a congressional district since the second edition was published, but the state’s agriculture sales have nearly tripled in value. However, there is still much of value in this book.

Great for research and for the serious history buff—or for those who just love maps!