Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
Utah’s First Federal Surveyor Fled the Territory Fearing for His Life...

Mormon founder Joseph Smith was killed in 1844, and in 1847, his followers settled in the far west wilderness that would eventually be Utah, under the leadership of Brigham Young. They just wanted to be left alone withou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/08/Utahs-First-Federal-Surveyor-Fled-the-Territory-Fearing-for-His-Life/
One Sloppy Land Surveyor Almost Caused a War Between Missouri and Iowa...

Between 1816 and 1836, the border between Missouri and Iowa was surveyed several times, because the first survey was done so badly, and there were four possible borders, all slightly different. The nine-mile-wide band of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/26/One-Sloppy-Land-Surveyor-Almost-Caused-a-War-Between-Missouri-and-Iowa/
Pheasant Island Is Sometimes In France, Sometimes In Spain...

The 1.5-acre Pheasant Island is in the middle of the Bidasoa River, which is the border between France and Spain. It's the place where the the 1635-1659 war between France and Spain was officially ended with the Treaty o...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/28/Pheasant-Island-Is-Sometimes-In-France-Sometimes-In-Spain/
Norway Considers Giving Finland a Mountain to Celebrate Its 100th Birthday...

(Image: Google Maps)On December 6, 1917, Finland declared independence from Russia. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that event, its friendly neighbor, Norway, would like to give it a mountain.The Norwegian governme...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/28/Norway-Considers-Giving-Finland-a-Mountain-to-Celebrate-Its-100th-Birthday/
10 Historic Shot Towers around the World...

(Photo: Damien Ramon Naidoo)Once upon a time, to make lead round shot, nations and businesses would build shot towers. These are industrial sites sometimes hundreds of feet tall. Workers would drip molten lead from the t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/27/10-Historic-Shot-Towers-around-the-World/
The Smithsonian Is Hiring a Beer Historian...

(Photo: @joefoodie)And you should apply! It requir...  ...standing of its roles and development in American history . The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC wa...  ...tes curator Paula Johnson:"We have collected food history for many years, so when we were doing the researc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/26/The-Smithsonian-Is-Hiring-a-Beer-Historian/
How to Fast for Ramadan Where the Days Are over 20 Hours Long...

(Photo of the Midnight Sun Mosque in Inuvik by the US Embassy to Canada)The town of Iqaluit in the Canadian Arctic has a growing Muslim community. Many members fast from sunup to sundown during the sacred month of Ramada...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/18/How-to-Fast-for-Ramadan-Where-the-Days-Are-over-20-Hours-Long/
Why Canadians Are Moving Their Houses to the United States...

(Photo: San Juan Community Home Trust)The community of Oak Bay, British Columbia is booming. Developers are tearing down old houses to make room for newer, more luxurious homes for deep-pocketed residents.A few miles awa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/18/Why-Canadians-Are-Moving-Their-Houses-to-the-United-States/
The Story of Bad Angel...

(Photos: Southern Arizona Guide)This is Bad Angel, an American P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Pima, Arizona. Like many World War II aircraft, it has kill markings on the side. Do you no...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/17/The-Story-of-Bad-Angel/
Google Sheep View of the Faroe Islands...

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywdqiyoQNgQ](Video Link)The Faroe Islands in the North Sea offer some of the most beautiful views in the world. But you won't be able to see them on Google Street View.Durita Dahl Andreas...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/14/Google-Sheep-View-of-the-Faroe-Islands/




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