Month: September 2012

Alaskan cartography influenced by Native mapmakers

“Aha moments” probably come more often in the sciences than in social studies, but every once in a while an historian makes a find that changes everything. Recently, a researcher combing through the National Archives made just such a discovery. In this case, while working on a project to scan some of the very first maps of Alaska, he learned how early cartographers so accurately depicted places they had never been.

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Wed Sep 26, 2012

Sitka asks state for $43M to help Blue Lake. Police warn of coupon scam. Dive surveys track invasive sea squirt. Sprinkler saves downtown restaurant. Cruise season ends early.

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