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Telephone Hand Book.jpg
T.S. Baldwin's "Practical Telephone Hand Book" was one of many introducing the new technology to Americans

1872 Oklahoma Survey.jpeg
Showing the township designated 014.0N - 003.0W, this map of "Indian country" prepared the way for white settlement of tribal lands. The 160 acres claimed by Sheffield Peabody is at the upper right of the map.

OK Survey 1872--Sheffield Peabody.jpg
One of many other "Eighty-Niners" or "Sooners" who were part of the land rush to formerly Native American territories, Peabody had to live on this location long enough to establish a claim. It was granted on 4 June 1895.

Oil Creek 1.jpg
Collection of five maps shows in detail the buildings, oil companies, properties, and notable wells of America's first oil boom. The series begins with Oil City, a major depot on the Allegheny River, and moves (north) upstream toward Titusville.

Peabody gravestone.jpg
Family plot located at Evergreen Cemetery, Springwater NY. On the back side of Peabody's monument is verse adapted from Thomas Jefferson's deathbed letter to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph: "Farewell my dear family adieu / The last pangs of…

Homesteading in the Oklahoma Territory and separated from his Springwater, NY family, Peabody sat for this photograph taken on December 29, 1894. He would have been 64 years old.

Dawn of the Century.jpg
Cover artwork shows allegorical woman holding a standard identifying her as "XXth Century". She has an electric light bulb atop her head and stands on a winged wheel, representing Progress. Around her are examples of modern technology and invention,…

Sheffield's journey home.JPG
This map was made to show the approximate route that Sheffield Peabody traveled in 1889 to Oklahoma territory.

Hyde & Egbert Farm alongside the creek shows derricks, pipes leading to wooden tubs, and the many barrels required to transport oil downstream to Oil City on the Allegheny River. Farm was the location of the "Jersey," "Maple Shade," and "Coquet"…

Scheme for the application of steam engines to agriculture was deemed by the editors of "The Genesee Farmer" to be "more poetry than practice." Surreal as it appears to be, except for the rail lines modern planting and harvesting use very similar…
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