The Regicide of the ‘Monarch of the Plains.’

The Regicide of the ‘Monarch of the Plains.’

The tragic loss of Native American population and indigenous culture is one of the most calamitous effects from the gradual westward migration of settlers during the 19th century. A less visible, but no less gruesome, fate was shared by one of the most important...
A City Risen From The Ashes

A City Risen From The Ashes

Richard’s Illustrated and Statistical Map of the Great Conflagration in Chicago. Image courtesy of the Newberry Library. On the night of October 8, 1871, a small fire broke out in Chicago’s Near West Side, at the site of today’s CFD Quinn Fire Academy. (Though...

That’s One Way to Use a Map

People naturally gravitate to maps of places with which they have a close personal affinity. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I’m constantly looking for maps of my hometown, despite not having lived there for well over a decade. To my great surprise, I...
A Victory Map on Victory Day

A Victory Map on Victory Day

Happy V-J (Victory over Japan) Day from Curtis Wright Maps! Though many consider September 2nd (the date of formal surrender) to be the official anniversary, on August 14th, 1945, (in the U.S.) Emperor Hirohito announced over the airwaves of Japan that he had accepted...
The Tracks of the U.S.S. Lexington

The Tracks of the U.S.S. Lexington

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, I will be examining a new map from the war each month of 2020. In an earlier issue, we explored how the 5th Armored Division (The “Victory” Division) commemorated their campaign in the European...
Staying Informed: Dated Events War Maps

Staying Informed: Dated Events War Maps

Hello again from Curtis Wright Maps! I hope you enjoy this next installment of the monthly updates examining maps from WWII. I also wanted to let you know that I will be participating in the Rose City Virtual Book fair from June 12th – June 14th....