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Put your hands in the hands…

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

SF map

I’ve often described San Francisco as the tip of the thumb, but I never realized you could map the greater Bay Area with both hands. Of course, San Francisco is rocking the black nail polish on its thumbtip footprint. (Always gotta be different. Posers.)

Since west is usually left on a 2D map, not running along the bottom, you have to imagine you’re treading water in the mighty Pacific, looking east. If the map showed more detail, you could see Mt. Diablo in the distance, or the Sierras. Or perhaps all the way past the great plains to my tiny home on the eastern edge of Nebraska.

This is from a Cartoon Guide to California, circa 1938. Yep, looks about right. Thanks, Strange Maps!



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