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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig
Hundreds of soldiers and sailors faced off over one tiny island in the Pacific Northwest.
September 13, 2017
Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map
A mariner's take on a town in "New Spain" was notably accurate for its time.
September 11, 2017
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Lincoln Monument of Council Bluffs
An obelisk commemorating Lincoln's role in connecting the coasts.
Added by manharta
Britain's Futile Attempt to Keep American Colonists From Taking Tribal Land
British surveyors and Native American leaders drew a border along the Appalachians. Then the Revolutionary War happened.
June 27, 2017
Transpeninsular Midpoint Marker
The stone marker that Mason and Dixon placed at the eastern end of the famous north-south border they surveyed.
Added by WhiskeyBristles
The Oldest 45th Parallel Marker in the U.S.
A roadside park in eastern Maine first marked the halfway point between the equator and North Pole with a brass pin in 1896.
Added by Doctor Debt
Jefferson Pier Marker
A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
Added by Elliot Carter
Marie Byrd Land
The largest piece of no man's land left on Earth.
Added by jcommerford
Utah's First Federal Surveyor Fled the Territory Fearing for His Life
And helped start a war between James Buchanan and Brigham Young.
April 07, 2017
One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a War Between Missouri and Iowa
In 1839, the outcome of the "Honey War" hinged on the exact location of the Missouri-Iowa border.
March 24, 2017
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