Thursday, March 29, 2007

Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows - New York Times 

Income Gap Is Widening, Data Shows - New York Times: "The new data also shows that the top 300,000 Americans collectively enjoyed almost as much income as the bottom 150 million Americans. Per person, the top group received 440 times as much as the average person in the bottom half earned, nearly doubling the gap from 1980."

Friday, March 23, 2007

Historic Southern Indiana Place Names 

Historic Southern Indiana: "Place names in southern Indiana, like the state generally, fall into 13 categories (one example of each follows):

1. Names for a person (the most common). For example, William Henry Harrison
2. Names for other places (Switzerland County)
3. Locational names (West Fork White River)
4. Descriptive names (Tunnelton)
5. Inspirational names (Patriot)
6. Humorous or fanciful names (Santa Claus)
7. Indian and pseudo-Indian names (Wyandotte)
8. Names from languages other than English (Vincennes)
9. Incident names (Treaty Creek)
10. Folk etymology (Gnaw Bone, from Narbonne, a French city)
11. Names created by errors made by the Post Office Department of local clerks (Moores Hill, not the intended Moores Mill)
12. Coined names (Loogootee, from Lowe and Gootee)
13. Legends and anecdotes (Waterloo)"

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Site might be deserted muskrat farm | The Star Press - www.thestarpress.com - Muncie, IN: "'But it didn't work out, because if you get too much of a population of muskrats, they kill each other. I'm not saying it wasn't an Indian burial site. But I'm sure it was also a muskrat site that they made out of that shape.'"

Monday, March 12, 2007

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Friday, March 09, 2007

Sign the Save Internet Radio! Petition
The recording industry is raising tariffs on broadcast music. The price will be out of sight for most non-profit internet radio stations (by the way, there are not good for-profit stations anymore.)
Sign the petition. Write your congressman!

More later.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Historical Map & Chart Project Image Catalog 

So busy. We are back from our trip to Oakland, SF and the Sonoma Coastline in California. What a place. I got pics now. About two thirds aways through there is a short video of a sea-cave, Abby and our friend.

We stayed most of the week with our long time friend Morgan. We got to meet his wonderful young daughter, Ava. He has posted pics of her, plus some of shots from our drive up from Jenner to Fort Ross on up to Mendocino.
See http://www.flickr.com/photos/morganjones/

I found this link to some great old navigational maps of that rugged and magic coastline. Historical Map & Chart Project Image Catalog
See Navigational Charts off of Mendocino, CA

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