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Two new pieces I’ve published at Suite101, but which qualify as Footnotes Since the Wilderness.

  • Joseph Bonaparte’s Place in the History of New Jersey

    Joseph Bonaparte Loved New Jersey

    The Bonaparte family tree and the history of New Jersey merged when Joseph Bonaparte built an estate at Point Breeze, near Bordentown, on the Delaware River. Look for more about early Bordentown in an upcoming post at FSTW. Tom Paine loved the place.

  • John Cleves Symmes, Hollow Earth Theory, and Edmond Halley

    The Hollow Earth Theory, an idea shared by John Cleves Symmes and Edmond Halley, was the basis of the first proposal for the US to mount a polar expedition.

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    The Hollow Earth Globe

    The concept behind the first proposal for the US to fund a polar expedition was full of holes, but so was some work by Edmond Halley.

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