South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society has obtained a copy of June 1924 Sanborn map book of the City of El Dorado. Sanborn maps were designed by Surveyor D.A. Sanborn in 1866 to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property. The D.A. Sanborn Co. was the first company to offer insurance maps on a national scale in response to the growth of urban communities after 1850. The company's surveyors meticulously documented the structural evidence of urbanization - building by building, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, community by community.*
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* Italicized excerpt was provided by The Marriott Library in Salt Lake City.