Conservation & Environment

Missouri residents and visitors have always found the state to be rich in water, soil, and mineral resources. Historic maps help us remember the value of conserving these resources, while reminding us how these resources shape today's agricultural, industrial, and recreational opportunities.

Swallows geological map of Missouri

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Date: 1912

Scale: ca. 1:750,000. W 95 30'--W 89 00'/N 40 30' --N 36 00'

Mapmaker: Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Gast Bank Note Co., Map Publishers.


Geological map of Jasper County

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Description:Indicates coal mines; coal, zinc, lead ores; lead furnaces; mills; coal meltures; lower carboniferous. Also shows rivers, railroads, towns.

Date: 1874(?)

Scale: ca. 1:255,000

Mapmaker: Geological Survey of Missouri

Published: St. Louis : A. Gast & Co.


Canoeists map of the Meramec River

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Description:Covers the length of the Meramec River from Wesco in Crawford County, to the Mississippi River, via Phelps, Franklin, Jefferson, and Saint Louis Counties. Includes area fords, caves, springs, bridges, railroads, and roads. Advertises the following resorts: Outlook, Birds Nest Lodge, and Idelwild Lodge. Locates other camps, resorts, and club houses. Nearly all farm houses shown on this map will furnish meals to canoeists.

Date: 1921

Scale: 1:126,720. 1 in. = 2 miles.

Mapmaker: Buchanan & Kern

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Buchanan & Kern


Geological map of south-west branch, Pacific Rail Road

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Description: Includes Geological section along the south-west branch' and 'Distances from Saint Louis to points on south west branch, Pacific R. Road.' urnaces, copper, copper furnaces, zinc, coal mines, railroads in operation/unfinished. Also shows geological features via shading and letters.

Date: 1874(?)

Scale: ca. 1:582,000. : Vertical scale 1:14,400. 1200 ft. to an inch.

Mapmaker: Swallow, G. C. (George Clinton), 1817-1899

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : Lith. by Schaerff & Bro.


Relief map of Missouri, 1974

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Description: Relief shown by gradient tints.

Date: 1974

Scale: ca. 1:1,000,000

Mapmaker: Stout, Larry N.

Published: Rolla, Mo. : Geological Survey


Sketch map of Missouri

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Description:shaded to show areas of lead, zinc, and coal lands

Date: 1904

Scale: ca. 1:2,534,400 : W 96¦00'--W 88¦30'--N 40¦30'--N 36¦00'

Mapmaker: Marbut , Curtis Fletcher, 1863-1935

Published: New York : Julius Bien & Co., Lith.


Geological map of Missouri

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Description:Shows railroads, swamps, creeks, rivers, lakes, cities, county names... Includes township diagram.

Date: 1904

Scale: ca. 1:2,534,400 : W 96¦00'--W 88¦30'/N 40¦30'--N 36¦00'

Mapmaker: Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines St. Louis, Mo. : Gast Bank Note Co., Map Publishers.

Published: H.A. Buehler, director and state geologist.


Soil map of Missouri

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Description:Shows soil types by colors and symbols.

Date: 1904

Scale: ca. 1:2,534,400 : W 96¦00'--W 88¦30'/N 40¦30'--N 36¦00'

Mapmaker: Marbut , Curtis Fletcher, 1863-1935 New York : Julius Bien & Co., Lith.

Published: New York : Julius Bien & Co., Lith.


Soil map of Missouri, St. Louis County Sheet

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Description:Color map showing the distribution of soils by colors and symbols. Other signs in the legend include: culture (cities, roads, bridges, railroads), relief (contours, hills, dunes, water lines), and drainage (rivers, lakes swamps).

Date: 1919

Scale: 1:62,500. W 90¦40'--W 90¦10'/N 38¦50'--N 38¦25'

Mapmaker: United States Bureau of Soils

Published: [Washington, D.C.] : The Bureau


Topographical map of Missouri

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Description:Inset: St. Louis as a railway centre. 12 x 12 cm. Scale not given. Inset shows small map of Missouri, Illinois and nearby states, showing the St. Louis railroad lines converging in St. Louis. Table: Changes of government and name of the territory formerly associated with, and now comprising the State of Missouri, and a list of the Chief Executives. : LC List : p. 444.

Date: 1872

Scale: 1:760,320

Mapmaker: Campbell, R. A. (Robert Allen)

Published: St. Louis, Mo. : R.A. Campbell