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Explorers

1895 Map of Alaska

“Explorers are not, perhaps, the most promising people with whom to build a society. Indeed, some might say that explorers become explorers precisely because they have a streak of unsociability and a need to remove themselves at regular intervals as far as possible from their fellow men.”

A member of the Royal Geographical Society


The Map of the United States of America…

…from the perspective of Alaskans.

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That cartographer earned his pay.


Meet at the Platte

Sandhill Crane Migration Routes

The migration routes of the Sandhill Crane. Map courtesy of USGS


Travels-With-Charley-map

“A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.”

— John Steinbeck … “Travels With Charley”