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David Rumsey Map Collection

Hand-Drawn Maps of the United States

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Schools don't teach penmanship or geography like they once did, but one nineteenth-century schoolgirl’s beautiful, intricate hand-drawn maps of the United States indicate that they probably should.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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