Lincoln saw Appalachia as a key to winning the war. But first, he had to get a good map.
“There’s always that joke that there’s a Starbucks on every corner,” says Justin Grimes, a statistician with the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington. “But when you really think about it, there’s a public library wherever you go, whether it’s in New York City or some place in rural Montana. Very few communities are not touched by a public library.”
In fact, libraries serve 96.4 percent of the U.S. population, a reach any fast-food franchise can only dream of.
Via: (The Atlantic Cities)
Map of The Wildwoods, New Jersey. Ink on paper.