Detroit’s Geographic Role In The Underground Railroad

Detroit is known as the “Motor City” and “Motown”. It is also known for things that have brought it a bad reputation. However, there is a very important part of its history, which was shaped by its geography. Detroit was one of the major stops along the Underground Railroad. It must be understood that the…

Explaining The Blue Jay Fan Presence in Seattle.

Photo from Seattle Times. In September 2016, a frustrated Felix Hernandez shouted this refrain to booing Blue Jays fans at Safeco Field while pointing downward at the field: “THIS IS MY HOUSE”!! 1977. The Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays begin play. Whenever the Toronto Blue Jays come to town, so do Blue Jays…

Ottawa,Capital Of Canada, Why Geography Matters

As of 2017, the nation of Canada will be 150 years old. With that said, let’s do a little quickfacts. Capital: Ottawa. Anyone could memorize the capitals of nations and provinces. However, there is more to a capital city than that. Ottawa isn’t the largest city in Canada. It’s not even the largest city in…

Portland’s Chances of Getting Major League Baseball

Photo by Brian Halvorsen Today, the Seattle Mariners exist as the most remote Major League Baseball team. It is the only MLB team in the Pacific Northwest. This presents some travel problems. The Mariners fly more miles than any other baseball team because the nearest team is 700 miles away, in Oakland,CA. Seattle-Tacoma-Everett metropolitan area…

Minnesota, Land Of The Sky-Tinted Waters

Want to go fishing? Go to Minnesota. Here is why. Minnesota’s name comes from the Dakota word meaning “land of sky-tinted waters”, referring to the lakes. The lakes are a major geographic feature of the state of Minnesota. It has the nickname of The Land of 10,000 Lakes. Actually, according the official count, there are over…

Leonardo DiCaprio, climate change, and a geography lesson.

Leonardo DiCaprio is very much into the environment. It is understandable that he would have concerns about climate change. For this reason, he served as a United Nations representative on climate change. It is also important to educate one’s self about geography, weather, and climate. Leonardo DiCaprio was in Calgary,Alberta,Canada filming “The Revenant”. He noticed…