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You Can Soon Buy Historical Map Engravings From The U.S. Government

From the 1880s to the 1950s, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published maps depicting transportation routes, cultural borders, topography, hydrography and geologic cross sections. And the stunning handmade engravings used to create these maps will be put on sale for the general public this summer. » 5/06/14 11:20am 5/06/14 11:20am

A Map of the United States' Mythical Lake Monsters

While Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and the Mothman might get most of the attention on land, there are plenty of cryptozoological myths surrounding the US's lakes, rivers, and swamps as well. Atlas Obscura has mapped out the Loch Ness-type monsters, webbed hominids, and giant killer sea creatures that, according to… » 11/30/13 9:00am 11/30/13 9:00am