FUN WITH MAPS – ISSUE 2021-163 DAILY FEATURE:

By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (August 25, 2021) – In Issue 2021-163 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we are reminded how great it is to be home again.

TOTO, I HAVE A FEELING WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE

And indeed, they were not.  Who can forget the magical change to color when Dorothy walked out her front door and into the Land of Oz? On August 25, 1939 The Wizard of Oz was released, charming movie audiences all across the country. 

Dorothy and her entourage were in good company that year.  1939 is considered “the greatest year in the history of Hollywood”, with other releases including Gone With the Wind, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Stagecoach, Dark Victory and The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Although today’s map is of Kansas, wherever you are, remember: “There’s no place like home.”

Here is an 1882 map of Kansas by Rand McNally, unfortunately without locating Dorothy’s home.

1882 map of Kansas (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon