Cartography

Another frontier closes as the mapping of America approaches completion

JUNE 12,1989: The number of cartographers who still go into the field to compile maps for the U.S. Read more >>

Wherever you go in search of history, there’s a good chance the first thing you reach for will be a road map. And road maps have a history too.

On Thanksgiving Day in 1895 the Chicago Times-Herald sponsored a fifty-four-mile road race from Jackson Park to Waukegan and on to Lincoln Park. The prize was five thousand dollars. Read more >>