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  1. KorbenDallas

    400 Giants between 9 and 11 feet tall attacked Indian village

    1762 Source KD: I have no idea whether this account has any merit to it. At the same time it's an interesting story involving the New World Giants. What do you think? Could there be any truth to this account?
  2. KorbenDallas

    John Smith, huge Pocahontas and the Avatar Giants of Susquehannocks

    "John Smith was an English soldier, explorer, colonial governor, Admiral of New England, and author. He played an important role in the establishment of the Jamestown colony, the first permanent English settlement in North America, in the early 17th century. Smith was a leader of the Virginia...
  3. KorbenDallas

    1908: Great Chelsea Fire, Massachusetts

    This is Chelsea, Massachusetts. The place is located slightly north-east of Boston. Considering that the event took place in 1908, it makes it one of the latest so-called fires or conflagrations. We should expect a lot of high quality photographs, right? The Great Chelsea fire of 1908 was a...
  4. KorbenDallas

    1871 Great Chicago Fire: one image, one question...

    Officially, the below carnage was caused by the Great 1871 Fire of Chicago. We have extensively talked about various related devastating urban fires before. At this point I simply wanted to ask one question: In your opinion, what mechanism (or mechanisms) of destruction could cause the...
  5. KorbenDallas

    America: Discovered in 1464? Why called America?

    I think quite a few of us were pondering on where the word "America" could come from. I knew about the Amerigo Vespucci version, but I had no idea that this narrative was set in stone. Here is what we have for the official version: The name America was coined by Martin Waldseemüller from...
  6. KorbenDallas

    Colony of Virginia vs. 1636 Map

    It's kind of hard to figure out what the official population numbers for the Colony of Virginia were in the year 1636. For the most part, the numbers are estimates. Here is some of the available info. 1624: Since 1606, approximately 7,300 emigrants have sailed for the colony, and 6,040 have...
  7. KorbenDallas

    Fou-Sang & 1870s board game: from New York to San Francisco via the Union Pacific Railroad

    The front page of the David Rumsey Map Collection is the one to thank for this article. I noticed "From NYC to SF" image, and decided to post it to solicit some comments. Instead, I ended up commenting on it myself. Could not really help it, and the process of commenting made me think of a few...
  8. KorbenDallas

    The Grand Canyon is under 450 years old...?

    I will preface this by saying that the world-renowned conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado is a very questionable figure in my book. May be he was wronged by the history re-writers, but according to what we know, the guy did not know his arse from elbow. He went looking for the Quivira...
  9. KorbenDallas

    Columbus "discovered" America in 1592?

    1592? Could this be an innocent mistake? I don't know. That would be like some Mercedes misspelling its own name on their AMG class cars. It's not only Columbus's 1492 date which is wrong on there. Vespucci died in 1512. Columbus died in 1506. 1652 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis geographica ac...
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    The forgotten people of Tahuglauk and Mozeemlek: 17th century North America

    A few days ago I was looking at some older (17th-18th century) maps when two words attracted my attention. Those words were "Tahuglauk" and "Mozeemlek". Googling the words revealed that Google knows what Wikipedia does not. Surprisingly there was very little contemporary information pertaining...
  11. KorbenDallas

    Marata Regnum: Lost in Mexico

    Older maps, if researched by caring historians, could produce tons of valuable information pertaining to our real history. Instead, this type of research has to be done by amateurs like ourselves. Was looking through some new maps published on RareMaps.COM, and accidentally bumped into a name...
  12. KorbenDallas

    Battlefield America

    USA Urban Fires (no other countries) I don't think the below list of "Fires" could be called a "surface scratch," for it's not even close. What am I talking about here? Take the below list and apply it to the entire United States territory. You will simply have to change a city/town name. Here...
  13. KorbenDallas

    Stars of David on the US Flag

    The official history of the United States flag appears to be omitting a few intricate details. It's hard to say what the true meaning of those details is, but the sheer fact of them being omitted prompts a few questions to be asked. Wikipedia chooses not to mention certain US flags in its...
  14. KorbenDallas

    The Seal of the State of Colorado: All Seeing Eye, Fasces and XIX-19

    I just could not help myself and got sucked into these United States Seals. Next one is the The Seal of the State of Colorado. It's just as interesting as the California Sate one. The design for the territorial seal which served as a model for the state seal or Great Seal of Colorado has been...
  15. KorbenDallas

    The Great Seal of the State of California: Horned Creature and the War Goddess

    What does the United States have to do with the Ancient Roman Empire? Allegedly there should be 2,000 years of time difference between the two. Today we do not see any new statues honoring Ancient Roman Gods being erected, than why were they so infatuated with the Ancient Rome 150 years ago...
  16. KorbenDallas

    1891 Colorado Mineral Palace

    The Colorado Mineral Palace opened on July 4, 1891. It was an ambitious project funded by a variety of investors from across the state, was considered a marvel of its time, but also suffered from both financial and structural failings. It was razed in 1943. There is a lack of trustworthy...
  17. KorbenDallas

    Tartarian City of Norumbega was conquered to become Washington, DC

    The initial article ended up being bigger than I expected. To avoid having a 10 mile long page, it was logical to create a Part II of sots. So, if you did not read the beginning of what follows below, please familiarize yourself with Part I of the City of Norumbega topic. It's somewhat of a...
  18. KorbenDallas

    Legendary city of Norumbega: could it be Washington, DC?

    I'm gonna attempt to tackle this Norumbega, a.k.a city of Bega, Nurumberg, Nurumbega, Nurembega, Norobega, Oranbega legend. There are quite a few fascinating occurrences related to this so-called "legendary settlement" located in the northeastern part of North America. Reading the official...
  19. KorbenDallas

    New Granada, New Mexico, Cibola...

    Our history has to be one of the most confusing things out there. Unfortunately this world does not care about our real past. Bits and pieces that we uncover here are too random and disorganized to turn into some kind of system. Nevertheless, some of the things we stumble upon are rather...
  20. KorbenDallas

    16th century Tartarian King Tartarrax ruled Quivira Regnum in North America

    Tartar Rex? Came up on some fun info pertaining to the North American continent, and its possible relation to Tartary. Here is what we have. Francisco Vázquez de Coronado was a Spanish conquistador and explorer who led a large expedition from Mexico to present-day Kansas through parts of the...
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