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Is the Pacific Northwest Due For a Big Earthquake?

The Pacific Northwest may be due for a big earthquake, and there is historical evidence to suggest it may be huge.
One of the restored Ben Shahn murals at the Bronx General Post Office. Credit Ed García Conde/Welcome2TheBronx.com

Erasing History at the USPS

When the United States Post Office (USPS) tried to sell off historic New Deal sites, scholars and communities protested.
Reese Witherspoon as "Cheryl Strayed" in WILD.

A Way in the Wilderness: The Pacific Crest Trail

The movie version of Cheryl Strayed’s searing memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” starring ...
Older and worn illustration of Mesilla, New Mexico

Visualizing History

Nineteenth-century visual images, then, had power to move people to action, to convert ideas into policy.
A map of Kansas from 1862 showing boundary lines as recorded by O.B. Gunn and D.T. Mitchell.

Finding Your Place by Looking at Maps

American maps in the early 19th century.