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GPT – Photo (Map this Time) of the Week

The 100th Meridian – long been seen as the dividing line between the West and the Midwest.  It serves as a rough boundary between dry areas to the west, and wetter areas to the east where there is enough rainfall … Continue reading

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What Makes a Place “Western?”

In the last decade or two, the American West has been a hot commodity.  Boomtown after boomtown has risen from the ashes of a former economy that was based mostly on mineral extraction or timber harvesting.  All across the West, … Continue reading

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Out Past the 100th Meridian

Meridians are another name for lines of longitude.  The concept of longitude is fairly old and can be traced back to Eratosthenes in the 3rd century BC.  The measurement of longitude (particularly at sea) however is an entirely modern scientific … Continue reading

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