Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gambrell Maps: Why Is [a state]...

The United States of Why.  Check out this cartographic slice of Americana, or at least the perceptions and wonderment of those who are curious about the various states.

What do people tend to be curious about?  Generally they wonder why it's so hot and humid (Arizona, Missouri, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas), or they are doing some quick fact-checking of a stereotype (Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, Vermont, W. Virginia, Washington), or they're trying to get to the bottom of a peculiar geologic trait (Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah).
Why is New York pizza so good?

Other Gambrell Maps in this series:
Can [a state]
When Will [a state]

No comments:

Post a Comment