Shell sold excellent road maps with topographic contour lines,
accurate and detailed enough to plan an invasion.
There were two of us who found we could go anywhere and never get
lost. The other guy didn't even read German.
On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:22:19 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Nah...California is actually pretty nice in most places. Except the
Leftwingers run it. The Central Valley is a very nice Red Zone.
Hell...most of the state votes Red (conservative) except for 3-4 of
the urban areas
Now California..has been explored and settled long before most of the
eastern states. Hell..the Chinese used to come over and trade with the
indians back nearly in the BC times.
The first white explorer to visit Michigan was the Frenchman Étienne
Brûlé in 1620, who began his expedition from Quebec City on the orders
of Samuel de Champlain and traveled as far as the Upper Peninsula.
Afterward, the area became part of Louisiana, one of the large
colonial provinces of New France. The first permanent European
settlement in Michigan was founded in 1668 at Sault Ste. Marie by
Jacques Marquette, a French missionary."
The ability of the early voyagers to use the Great Lakes and the
discovery of copper and of course the massive amounts of harvestable
trees sped up the influx of Europeans dramatically.
And then we have the Runestones...some of which may or may not be
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington_Runestone 1362 AD
23] Another of the documents reprinted by the 19th century scholars
was a scholarly attempt by Icelandic Bishop Gisli Oddsson, in 1637, to
compile a history of the Arctic colonies. He dated the Greenlanders'
fall away from Christianity to 1342, and claimed that they had turned
instead to America. Supporters of a 14th century origin for the
Kensington runestone argue that Knutson may therefore have travelled
beyond Greenland to North America, in search of renegade Greenlanders,
most of his expedition being killed in Minnesota and leaving just the
eight voyagers to return to Norway.
However, there is no evidence that the Knutson expedition ever set
sail (the government of Norway went through considerable turmoil in
1355) and the information from Cnoyen as relayed by Mercator states
specifically that the eight men who came to Norway in 1364 were not
survivors of a recent expedition, but descended from the colonists who
had settled the distant lands, generations earlier. Also, those
early 19th century books, which aroused a great deal of interest among
Scandinavian Americans would have been available to a late 19th
Hjalmar Holand had proposed that interbreeding with Norse survivors
might explain the "blond" Indians among the Mandan on the Upper
Missouri River, but in a multidisciplinary study of the stone,
anthropologist Alice Beck Kehoe dismissed, as "tangential" to the
Runestone issue, this and other historical references suggesting
pre-Columbian contacts with 'outsiders', such as the Hochunk
(Winnebago) story about an ancestral hero "Red Horn" and his encounter
with "red-haired giants".
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