Neatorama Posts Tagged "geography history"
How the Skull of an African Chief Made Its Way into the 1919 Treaty of Versailles...

At nearly 200 pages in length, the Treaty of Versa...  ...rom the Germans.Desplat proceeds through the long history of this particular skull from 1898 until its deli...  ...sue of the skull is a microcosm of the diplomatic history of so many eras: World War I, the interwar period...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/12/How-the-Skull-of-an-African-Chief-Made-Its-Way-into-the-1919-Treaty-of-Versailles/
The Delaware Wedge--A Boundary Dispute Caused by Surveyors' Mistakes...

This plot of land, which measures just over a square mile, might be called the Pennsylvania Wedge had the boundary dispute between that state and Delaware not ended in Delaware's favor. But the Delaware flag defiantly fl...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/08/The-Delaware-Wedge-A-Boundary-Dispute-Caused-by-Surveyors-Mistakes/
The World War II Airdropped Minibike...

The welbike- a British motorcycle fitted in an a...  ...g WWII. pic.twitter.com/pDukGVIhrJ— Lost in history (@lostinhist0ry) August 1, 2022 During World War...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/08/01/The-World-War-II-Airdropped-Minibike/
During the Great Depression, You Could Trade Goods for Tickets at the Barter Theatre...

The Barter Theatre building in Abingdon, Virginia dates back to at least 1876. But it got its current name during the Great Depression. When it reopened its doors under new management in 1933, guests could purchase ticke...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/06/16/During-the-Great-Depression-You-Could-Trade-Goods-for-Tickets-at-the-Barter-Theatre/
The Reindeer Crewman of a Royal Navy Submarine during World War II...

It was 1941 and the war was not going well for the Allies. The Nazis were advancing on multiple fronts, including deep into the unprepared Soviet Union. Britain was now locked into an uneasy but necessary friendship with...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/06/05/The-Reindeer-Crewman-of-a-Royal-Navy-Submarine-during-World-War-II/
The Island in a Lake on an Island in a Lake on an Island...

This is Victoria Island in Canada's arctic far north. It's the eighth largest island in the world. The island almost entirely uninhabited except for the town of Cambridge Bay because the weather is considered a bit chill...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/05/09/The-Island-in-a-Lake-on-an-Island-in-a-Lake-on-an-Island/
Using Seagulls to Fight Submarines During World War I...

World War I was the first war in which submarines...  ...2006 issue of the International Journal of Naval History , David A.H. Wilson writes about efforts to use bi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/04/27/Anti-Submarine-Seagull-Invention/
Unique Profession: Women Who Reject Men's Marriage Proposals...

Sin taxes are taxes on behaviors that the taxing authority (a government) wishes to discourage. They are punishments for socially disreputable actions such as, for example, remaining unmarried. This specific type of tax...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/03/25/Unique-Profession-Women-Who-Reject-Mens-Marriage-Proposals-3/
When Liechtenstein Considered Buying Alaska...

The United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, but the territory had been on the real estate market for a decade. Russia wasn't making money from it and, as a result of the Crimean War, Russia was also reassessi...

https://www.neatorama.com/2022/02/07/When-Liechtenstein-Considering-Buying-Alaska/
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...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/08/Utahs-First-Federal-Surveyor-Fled-the-Territory-Fearing-for-His-Life/




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