Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Map of Philadelphia in the late 18th c.

Diana Gabaldon posted this map of Philadelphia on her Facebook page today, and it's definitely worth looking at!  She described it as "a 'late 18th century' map of the city in online and maneuverable version--with markers for the locations of various historical events."

As those of you who've seen my Friday Fun Facts posts can imagine, I find sites like this fascinating. <g>  I love all the little snippets of historical background, like the one about how Gouverneur Morris lost his leg.

I wish I'd had this map handy a few weeks ago when I was listening to the part of ECHO that takes place in Philadelphia.  Obviously it will be very useful for locating the various places in the city mentioned in WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, too!

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