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This map of Kansas, created by geologist Ogden Jones for the State Board of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources, depicts the lakes and farm ponds in each county. At the bottom are notations about the Kansas Emergency Relief Committee, which had allocated funds that built 95% of the farm ponds in existence. The map was included in a drought report to Governor Alf Landon, dated August 28, 1936.

Creator: Kansas. State Board of Agriculture. Division of Water Resources
Date: 1936

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This document can spawn discussion about why the drought affected western Kansas more than eastern Kansas. Also, since there are only a few maps selected for this standard, this source can be paired with a number of sources relating to the Dust Bowl.

KS:11th:2.1:Dust Bowl experiences (2005)

Item Number: 211832
Call Number: Governor's Correspondence, Landon, Box 3, Folder 14
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211832

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