If you have an obsession with maps, this is the site for you!
The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States offers map after map after map, some of historical interest, others with relevance today:
- Cultivated crops.
- Soil regions.
- Drought frequency.
- Oil and gas fields.
- Indian tribes.
- Spanish, French, and American explorations.
- States, territories, and cities.
- Colleges and universities.
- Political boundaries.
- Political parties.
- Overland mail routes.
- Distribution of wealth.
And that is just the beginning.
Whatever your interest is, you are bound to find this atlas a fascinating place to start your research. Makes a good companion to Peopling the Plains by James Shortridge. Also a good visual for the children. Highly recommended.