Creator

Date Original

1919

Description

This collection consists of maps of Arkansas counties.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frances Lillian Blaisdell, also known as F.L. Blaisdell, was Arkansas’s first published female cartographer and map maker. She was born in January 1884 in Augusta, Georgia, the only child of civil engineer and landscape architect, Frank M. Blaisdell and his wife, Isabelle. The family moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1905, and Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1911. F.L. Blaisdell became fascinated with her father’s work at an early age. She was especially interested in surveying and map making. By 1912 she had compiled and published “Blaisdell’s Wall Map of Little Rock, Argenta and Pulaski Heights.” By 1915, working with her father, she was marketing “Blaisdell’s Model and Rural School Plans.” She supervised surveys in all parts of the state, and in 1919 published her Atlas of Arkansas Counties. For many years, it was the standard atlas for the state. She died on February 22, 1924 and was buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.00032

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Atlas of Arkansas Counties, MG.00032

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Atlas of Arkansas Counties, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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