1816 Map of the United States

1816 Map of the United States

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‘Is the lake Michigan/Illinois/Indiana area just mis-mapped here or were the territories realigned later?

Both. Illinois was still a territory, so it had a bit of adjustment when it became a State, but the Mississippi’s path also isn’t exactly right. Many period maps place Lake Michigan further east than it actually was, and the northern borders of Ohio and Indiana would both be reworked after Michigan became a State’

Counties in the United States with African-American majority populations (2010)

Counties in the United States with African-American majority populations (2010)

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‘Fun fact: There’s an ancient seabed right where you see that sort of red swoop, which is hyper fertile. Because it’s such good farmland that area had many plantations and many slaves. When the slaves were freed many stayed in that area either due to lack of economic opportunity to move or because that area had become their home/they had worked that land for generations and had a deep connection to it. So now demographic data actually exactly reveals an ancient geographic feature’

Most common self reported European ancestries in U.S. states (2017)

Most common self reported European ancestries in U.S. states (2017)

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‘What I think is interesting is the states that have German in the top 2 and the states that have Italian in the top 2 are almost mutually exclusive (only Pennsylvania has both). Those 2 groups of states cover almost the whole US– only the northern 3 New England states and about half the former Confederate states have neither ancestry in the top 2’

Place names that contain the word 'Peak', 'Mountain', 'Ridge', 'Plain' and 'Field' in the United States

Place names that contain the word ‘Peak’, ‘Mountain’, ‘Ridge’, ‘Plain’ and ‘Field’ in the United States

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‘Awww, I can clearly see my beloved home region, the Texas Hill Country, where any spot of land that rises higher than a one-story home gets to be a “mountain”

I mean there is both a “mountain” and “peak” in central florida. Texas hill country is like the himalayas compared to central florida

I lived in the Daytona Beach, FL area for a while.

But there was a small town called Holly Hill not far away. I figured it was worth a shot, gotta be a hill there right? I drove around for an hour looking for a hill before I gave up and went to Popeye’s. I assume it was named after a person Ms. Holly Hill’

Map of the United States and Mexico (1859)

Map of the United States and Mexico (1859)

“From the latest issue (Autumn 2017) of International Map Collectors’ Society Journal www.imcos.org/journals/

One of the maps included in an interesting article: The Changing American West.

Some features shown: The proposed territory of Colona and Jefferson, a Big Nebraska territory, and the proposed territory of Arizona from the southern part of New Mexico”–AJgloe