Map Monday, Happy 50th Birthday to Star Trek

NBC broadcast the first episode of Star Trek on September 8th 1966.  Sold as a spacey version of Wagon Train the series took a cerebral twist.  Told through a sixties cultural lens it explored racism,  fear of technology, and weapons of mass destruction.  Unfortunately the five year mission of the… Read more“Map Monday, Happy 50th Birthday to Star Trek”

Map Monday, Happy 100th to the US National Park Service

The first national park predates the National Park Service (NPS) by more than 40 years.  In 1872, President Grant created the first national park, Yellowstone.  While inside US territory, the park was not part of an admitted state.  As federal land, the national government assumed direct control.  Various civilian staff… Read more“Map Monday, Happy 100th to the US National Park Service”

Map Monday, Watkins Glen State Park

If you live outside the Finger Lakes region, you probably associate Watkins Glen with auto racing.  The first Watkins Glen Grand Prix was held in 1948. The race utilized public roads and ran through the heart of the town.  After the death of a seven-year-old spectator the race was moved… Read more“Map Monday, Watkins Glen State Park”