Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Rose By Any Other Name: What State Names REALLY Mean

Cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust have created a U.S. map depicting the original, literal meanings behind the states and cities we know today. A version of the map is below. Who knew we were literally living in the "New Yew-Tree Estate" ? Now I have been to the "Islands of the Gods" several times, but next year I plan to visit the "Land Toward Which The Sea Flows". Track down some of your favorite states and places to visit!

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