Why The Best Time to Buy Online is Before Black Friday The words “Black Friday” conjure up images of chaotic stampedes, long lines and packed crowds. Most people try their best to go out shopping on this day. Instead, more and more people are turning to online shopping to satisfy their Black Friday needs. For […]
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Yellowstone National Park Hiking Trails Custom Map by Lisa Middleton Largely situated in Wyoming and extending into Idaho and Montana, the Yellowstone National Park is a natural, scientific, and scenic unspoiled beauty. In 1872, it became the first national park in the United States covering an area of more than 3, 400 […]
Everybody loves a map, especially an antique map. They convey a tale of long-gone adventure, mayhem, challenges, triumphs and cultural development. And at first glance, all eyes are glued to the intricate details and unspoken stories it tells. Upon closer inspection, historical maps actually do tell a real story. They embrace the past with […]
In a land of constant change and vast exploration, much can be said about the great southwestern United States. Many claim that it was a place of new territory to be settled and conquered. According to many historians and antique map references, settlers were abundant as well as several religious and political figures. In truth, […]
So what is the difference between being a pirate or a privateer? Well, if you are Jean Lafitte, the difference is merely in pronunciation. We say potAYto, he says potAHto. Let’s unpack this a bit as we explore the fascinating life of one of history’s most successful pirates. His story will definitely give you something […]
Lisa Middleton knows a thing or two about western maps. Her company, Great River Arts, specializes in producing custom maps. Since its inception, she has created hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces for clients scattered across the globe. Her exclusive client list grows each year, because of the quality of her work. That quality has […]
Let’s talk about dragons for a moment. Take a look at any antique map from the 15th or 16th century, then walk forward through time to present day. You can literally see the world take shape, through cartography, as new explorations and discoveries were made. Along with those findings were close encounters of fantastical, never-before-seen […]