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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #300 on: December 16, 2013, 02:02:04 PM »
I'm pretty sure you're both wrong.

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« Reply #301 on: December 16, 2013, 02:18:48 PM »
more selections from the rumsey map collection.

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« Reply #303 on: December 16, 2013, 03:51:08 PM »
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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #306 on: December 16, 2013, 04:45:53 PM »
Sometimes I think of the Book of Job and how God likes to really eff with people.
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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #308 on: December 16, 2013, 04:54:39 PM »
cartographer types absolutely love the crap out of criticizing the maps of others

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« Reply #309 on: December 16, 2013, 04:59:42 PM »
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« Reply #310 on: December 16, 2013, 05:42:39 PM »
cartographer types absolutely love the crap out of criticizing the maps of others

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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #311 on: December 16, 2013, 06:43:12 PM »
This is the most depressing map I've ever seen.



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S. D. Houston of Riley county (on the western fringe of the then settled part of Kansas) who was the champion of "Big Kansas" in regard to the western boundary. Houston said, "If we can get the boundary designated by congress in the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and get a road to the mountains, I ask if it is not a question of some magnitude whether Kansas shall not have the grand Pacific Railroad of the country. . . . Suppose you go on and adopt the 25th meridian, you leave Kansas some three hundred miles from the mountains." He continued, "I'd rather have it go to those regions of gold."

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The Lawrence Republican stated that the exclusion of both southern Nebraska and far western Kansas was wise. "It is entirely evident that the gold region could not be included in our government. A State 700 miles long is out of the question.

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« Reply #312 on: December 16, 2013, 07:01:46 PM »
This is the most depressing map I've ever seen.



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S. D. Houston of Riley county (on the western fringe of the then settled part of Kansas) who was the champion of "Big Kansas" in regard to the western boundary. Houston said, "If we can get the boundary designated by congress in the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and get a road to the mountains, I ask if it is not a question of some magnitude whether Kansas shall not have the grand Pacific Railroad of the country. . . . Suppose you go on and adopt the 25th meridian, you leave Kansas some three hundred miles from the mountains." He continued, "I'd rather have it go to those regions of gold."

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The Lawrence Republican stated that the exclusion of both southern Nebraska and far western Kansas was wise. "It is entirely evident that the gold region could not be included in our government. A State 700 miles long is out of the question.

http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-quarterly-kansas-territory-and-its-boundary-question/13180

That cartographer didn't know where Breckenridge was [Cartographer smack talk]

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« Reply #313 on: December 16, 2013, 07:40:02 PM »
did the mississippi used to be called the Missouri? Also the St. Lawrence River is pretty cool.

when two rivers meet, the longer river's name gets used from then on. the missouri's source is farther away than the mississippi's, so technically it should be the missouri, but the mississippi was "discovered" and named first, before it was known how far away the source of the missouri river is.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=466778

That's not correct.  It's the larger (flow volume) river who's name is kept.

Then why is the Mississippi not named the Ohio river?

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« Reply #314 on: December 16, 2013, 09:49:08 PM »
did the mississippi used to be called the Missouri? Also the St. Lawrence River is pretty cool.

when two rivers meet, the longer river's name gets used from then on. the missouri's source is farther away than the mississippi's, so technically it should be the missouri, but the mississippi was "discovered" and named first, before it was known how far away the source of the missouri river is.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=466778

That's not correct.  It's the larger (flow volume) river who's name is kept.

Then why is the Mississippi not named the Ohio river?

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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #315 on: December 16, 2013, 09:59:56 PM »
did the mississippi used to be called the Missouri? Also the St. Lawrence River is pretty cool.

when two rivers meet, the longer river's name gets used from then on. the missouri's source is farther away than the mississippi's, so technically it should be the missouri, but the mississippi was "discovered" and named first, before it was known how far away the source of the missouri river is.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=466778

i love rivers. Crazy how much the channels change over time.

You can see how it changed south of MHK on google maps.

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« Reply #316 on: December 16, 2013, 10:02:52 PM »
I could spend all day on wikipedia pages of rivers

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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #318 on: December 18, 2013, 09:59:36 AM »
did the mississippi used to be called the Missouri? Also the St. Lawrence River is pretty cool.

when two rivers meet, the longer river's name gets used from then on. the missouri's source is farther away than the mississippi's, so technically it should be the missouri, but the mississippi was "discovered" and named first, before it was known how far away the source of the missouri river is.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=466778

i love rivers. Crazy how much the channels change over time.

You can see how it changed south of MHK on google maps.



Fun fact...If you look at the west bottoms(Kansas City) you will notice that half of it is in KS and half is in Missouri. This is because when MO was admitted as a state in 1820 they used the mouth of the Kaw as the dividing line. By the time they finally started building stuff in KC the mouth of the Kaw had shifted a quarter mile northwest.  :D

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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #319 on: December 19, 2013, 01:00:33 PM »
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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #320 on: December 19, 2013, 04:21:10 PM »
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Re: maps and liniguistics, (now my master cool maps thread)
« Reply #321 on: December 19, 2013, 04:29:48 PM »
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« Reply #322 on: December 19, 2013, 04:37:00 PM »
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« Reply #324 on: December 21, 2013, 11:59:33 PM »
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