Source: Creech, Chad, Columbus Day: History and Flags, All Star Flags, https://www.allstarflags.com/facts/columbus-day-history-and-flags/ Columbus Day:  History and Flags All Star Flags takes a look at the history behind Columbus Day, the present day controversy surrounding the holiday and the flags associated with Christopher Columbus and his famous expeditions. Columbus Day:  The Holiday Columbus Day celebrates the anniversary of Christopher […]

Readers: Yesterday, rescue divers in Thailand found a soccer team of 12 boys and their coach alive more than a week after the group went missing in a cave. Thai Navy SEALs found the team and many infographics, diagrams and photographs have been published as part of the story in many newspapers, both print and digital. […]

Readers: I came across this on the Internet Archive. It is titled The Traveller’s Guide to Madeira and the West Indies by Anonymous. It is an anonymous journal giving the account of a trip through the West Indies in 1815, featuring several engraved plates employing the ingenious technique of depicting the course of days and their […]

Readers: Last week, I took some time off from work to visit family in La Crosse, Wisconsin. I am a big history buff, so we visited the La Crosse Riverside Museum. The Riverside Museum is filled with the history of logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more. […]

Readers: A few weeks ago, I presented at the Tableau Fringe Festival EMEA about how Abraham Lincoln used the 1861 U.S. Coast Survey Map to help him understand slavery in the United States. This map, produced by the US Coast Survey in 1861, drew on census reports from 1860 – the last year that the US government collected census data […]