Trip #14 – California [Day 7]

This trip took place from June 30th to July 15th of 2018. The Knutson family numbered three as James was joining Beth and myself on his first major vacation! Day 7; San Francisco: I actually set an alarm to wake James up nice an early so we could try and time his nap. He didn’t…

Fun with Maps 297&298

Map 297 shows what exists as South Africa today during an early period of war. I do not know much about the various conflicts in the region but you can read about them here. It is very interesting to see the troop movement lines and where each side, the British and the Boers, won battles.…

Fun with Maps 207&208

Map 205 shows the largest immigrant populations in each state (excluding Mexico). India is the top immigrant population in nineteen states, the most of any country. Seven states have the Philippines as their top immigrant-supplier, the second highest. Burma is third with five states. I find it interesting there are so many different countries represented on […]

Fun with Maps 181&182

The first map of the day was sent to me by my brother-in-law, Dave. He sends me maps from time to time and this particular link to Smithsonian Magazine features several recently declassified CIA maps. Very cool! Map 181 is a CIA map of Cuba in September, 1962, 17 months after the attempted Bay of Pigs invasion…

Fun with Maps 145&146

I have made several additions to my map collection this Summer. My sister-in-law Vicki manages a charity thrift shop tied to a food shelf and has come across a few that she has given to me. I also bought several maps for $0.15 each at a garage sale while walking the dog (I picked up a wood side-table for…

Fun with Maps 111&112

Map 111 shows the countries never invaded by the British in white. All the pink countries, have, at one time, been invaded or colonized by the British. If you’ve taken any kind of history class recently (or have a good memory), you may remember two or three dozen instances over time of the British expanding their…