What Makes Hurricane Douglas Unusual.

As of Saturday, July 25, 2020, the state of Hawaii is under a hurricane warning. Hurricane Douglas continues to make its path towards the Hawaiian archipelago. It is predicted to make landfall on Saturday night. What makes this something of note is that Hawaii rarely gets hit by hurricanes. Considering Hawaii’s location in the northern…

Geography In The Details: American Great Plains.

Mention the Great Plains to someone, and this is what comes to the mind of many: Endless expanses of featureless, flat land. While this stereotype does have some truth to it, it doesn’t tell the entire geographic story regarding the American Great Plains. States such as Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Dakota certainly have their flat…

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…

Christmas In A Geographic Perspective

Merry Christmas to those reading this. Merry Christmas!! Christmas is an important day for Christians all over the world. Christmas is about celebrating and commemorating the birth of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The holiday is about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. Bethlehem today is a city of 25,266 people. It…

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…

Explaining Appalachian Coal

Make. America. Great. Again. This is the refrain of now-President Trump’s campaign. The plans to get the USA’s economy to better times. One major part of it is the coal industry. The coal mining and steel manufacturing regions served as a major part of the electorate for Trump. Here is the truth. A politician can…

Nashville, Why Geography Matters.

Nashville today, the capital, and second largest city in Tennessee. It is known as the epicenter for country music in the USA. However, one thing has not been considered about Nashville, GEOGRAPHY. Why geography matters for Nashville. Consider the reason it was founded. Many do not know that the Cumberland River was and is a…

Tourism Boom In Cuba Coming?

Travel restrictions to Cuba have been loosening up over the last year for American travels. There are less restrictions in traveling to Cuba. Americans can technically travel to Cuba. However, tourism cannot be listed as the reason for going. It would have to go under family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments,…

Pittsburgh, America’s City Of Bridges.

Did you know that there are over 400 bridges in the city of Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania,USA? If you did not know that before, now you know. 446 bridges in the city of Pittsburgh. This is very fitting for a city located on THREE(3) rivers. Yes, Pittsburgh is located on three rivers. Why else was the sports venue…

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.┬áThe 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…