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Visualizing Manifest Destiny via Post Office Spatial Distribution

August 10, 2011

Derek Watkins created this cool visualization of historical data from the USPS, animating the openings of post offices from 1700 – 1900 on a map of the US, and reflecting the expansion of settlement in the US. (Once a location has enough of a permanent population, there’s a need for a post office.)

 

 

(via boingboing)

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