It is always said that hindsight is 20/20. However, that is not always the case when it comes to cartography. Going back only reveals the many mistakes that were made throughout the years. It is amazing to see how long a lot of them were propagated. Some lasted for centuries. It makes you chuckle and […]
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Mankind is somewhat dearer when seen through the lens of those who have passed this way before. Look closely and see them in the shadows of boundary lines; seeking, searching, looking for both the familiar and unknown. Hear echoes of civilizations long past, cry out proud and strong from boundary lines that have long since moved or no […]
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Tread lightly for you are on hallow ground. This is the land of hope, promise, and new beginnings. Pilgrims precede progress in this land where redcoats are routed by rebels driven by their declaration of independence from foreign rule. Cities would slowly begin to carve their way inward from the coastline as states and commerce take shape. A […]
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Discovery is birthed in the hearts of explorers and financed by the land of kings. Loyalty is tied only to purse strings, severed by deeper pockets or the chance to break free and go rogue. Sea serpents, Indian folklore, and high seas treachery are acts played out over and over as new lands are explored. The world becomes […]
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Step back to the days when tales of Huck Finn, river rats, trappers and traders called this waterway home. Massive catfish, strong currents, and steamboats were the heartbeat of life on the river, evidenced by the many trading posts, camps, and Native American tribes peppered along its banks. More than a few explorers would lay claim to lands […]
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Strong Nor’easters and stronger people forge ahead to make their homes around the banks of the Great Lakes. Monsters and myth are more real than history, and the people settle the northern prairie regions with a heartfelt sense of community and pride. Life here requires thought. Venture on carefully, constitution to withstand harsh winters and unpredictability is not […]
Historic River Maps Make Great Gifts! I walked into Village Custom Frame in La Crosse, WI, the other day and found Sue busy at work filling orders for Lisa Middleton’s historic map prints ordered for Christmas giving. The framed maps 1887 Ribbon Maps are a GREAT idea for a corner nitch, or between two windows, or as […]
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Oh the joys of being a map collector! Maps illustrate both history and curiosity. Created over the centuries by people just like you and me, maps describe the world as they understood it, doing the best with the light they had to see by. When I see dear old maps-misconstrued proportions and sea monsters-I want […]