Map Monday: Watersheds Instead of States

Susan Schulten has a great article at the New Republic where she focuses on this map produced by John Wesley Powell

How the West Could Have Been...

How the West Could Have Been…

Its’s a great looking map, and even more important was Powell’s warnings about how dry the west was called for the “end of the widespread, freewheeling distribution of land that had led to speculation on the one hand and brutal failure for small homesteaders on the other”. Fascinating stuff!

Read the whole article.

via Maptacular and the New Republic