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Ruth Taylor map from book A Gay Geography 1935. Books are impossible to find these days. Here is the Texas map, with a quite imaginative depiction of the Lone Star state.


  1. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Go Texas!!! Texas Forever!!!
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 6 years ago
    yes, Oklahoma is proud of our southern-most county!!!
  3. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Thank you kindly, mikielikesigns2! My father was born in OK - his father was an Engineer in the Oil Patch - long time ago, and was based in OK -- this was before Houston became the undisputed king of the oil patch. I see you collect oil & gas. Find any Carter Oil? I have lots of photos of old Carter Camp. And, I have a really cool lighter - it's an old derrick. People from other oil companies would hire my grandfather from his company to solve problems all over the place, and he would receive neat presents. So, it could be Standard Oil, Phillips, some Exxon-related --I don't rightly know. I actually have a home in NE Oklahoma, and when my elder brother and I were recently discussing our homeland of Texas, I had occasion to remark that OK has, year after year, the best Senators in the country. There's much in Oklahoma to be proud of!!! God has a special love for Okahoma. Thanks for the kind tribute to my homeland.
  4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 6 years ago
    N.E. Okla? im in Sand Spring, ruffly 15 mi. west of Tulsa. Most of my gas & oil signs are gas pump signs. Our family had a Sunray D-X jobbership from 1964-80,then Sinclair for 10 more yrs, thats why i have the service station (sized) D-X & Sinclair signs. Seems like Carter was strong in the 30-60s, i think they had a large lease in Rogers Co. & pioneered water injection to increase production. Your grandfather probably WAS THE MAN , working for such a progressive co. no wonder he was so sought after, You should be very proud.
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Hi, mikielikesigns2! Thanks very much for your gracious and generous email. Didn't mean to sound like boasting! If you had collected photos, I would have offered you a Carter Camp photo. Sorry, forgot to mention that - my grandfather was a sterling soul, and I was so suffused by satisfaction thinking about him that I forgot to mention the Carter Camp photo. I am having visitors mid-week, and my brother will be here. I'll ask him if he can rummage through the photos from the 1920's an 1930's and see if he can find a good one of Carter Camp, in case you'd like to have one. Those early gas signs are wonderful, aren't they? Sinclair sign? Wow! Regards, miKKo
  6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 6 years ago
    thank u miKKo, that would be great!!
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 6 years ago
    Hi, mikielikesigns2. Thanks for your patience! My brother brought over a stack of old blue prints and the correspondence related to them, but they're originals, and I don't think they'd copy well. Besides, they don't show the Camp itself. From my photos, all I could come up with that might interest you is a 1925 photo that my grandmother has entitled "The Women of Carter Camp". It's taken outside some grimly minimal board-structure, and there is dirt all around - no nice lawn for a group photo. The ladies aren't dressed for afternoon tea either, though their dignity and grace shine through. I think photo provides a nice insight into what life was like in Carter Camp. Can't imagine doing the laundry there. The poor mothers! If you'd like the photo, I'd be happy to send it to you. If you'd like it, please indicate contact info, or, if you've a business address, I could mail it there. Thanks again for your patience. miKKo

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