Red White and Booze – Where America Drinks the Most: Maps

See http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/04/23/binge-drinking-study/26244805/ It’s one of those things we’ve probably all wondered about at some point. Just how alcohol soaked is the United States? I began to ponder this question after seeing recently broadcast cell phone video footage of a gang rape executed in broad daylight of a young woman, passed out cold in her beach…

Rare Maps of Hollywood Circa 1887 – Early 1900s

The region of the USA which we all call “southern California” was  first settled by Tongva (or Gabrieleos) and Chumash Native American tribes thousands of years ago. By 1542 explorers for the Spanish Empire had claimed the region we now call Los Angeles for Spain. In this very rare early map of the “projected layout”…