This pictorial map of Kansas was created in 1930 by Herschel C. Logan, an illustrator and printmaker from Salina, Kansas. The map highlights historical facts and important events from throughout Kansas’ history.
Historical notes on the map include the fact that 77,200 fighting men from Kansas served in World War I, and the term “Jayhawker” was first applied to Kansans who fought against atrocities committed by pro-slavery factions.
The map also highlights historical landmarks such as the route of the Pony Express, the location of the first American Flag raised in Kansas, the location of a vegetarian colony in Greenwood County, a prehistoric cave with picture writing on the walls, and the path of the Old Santa Fe Trail – the route of the pioneers across Kansas.
This beautiful piece of Kansas history has been restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the map are available here.
A note from the map publisher reads:
The State of Kansas is so rich in historical lore that it is manifestly impossible to include every point of historical prominence or interest on a map of this nature. It has been necessary to leave off many things that some deem should be on the map and include others of less importance because of either lack of space or need for additional material in certain sections in order to give proper balance. A great deal of credit is due the many individuals and organizations, particularly the Kansas Historical Society, for their help in gathering and checking the authenticity of historical data.
This pictorial map of Kansas will make an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy.