maps http://kmuw.org en How A Digital Database Revealed The Early Days Of Delano http://kmuw.org/post/how-digital-database-revealed-early-days-delano <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Historians will always need to visit archives and libraries, although it is truly amazing how much information is available in digital form.</p><p>A few months ago, I was looking at a <a href="http://gis.sedgwick.gov/pdfmaps/">Sedgwick County mapping database</a> and was surprised when a search for material on Delano turned up a document for the community of Elgin, platted in early 1871. A quick search turned up an almost identical plat for the community of Delano a few months later. Clearly, one replaced the other.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jay Price 31254 at http://kmuw.org How A Digital Database Revealed The Early Days Of Delano Into It: The Imaginary Island Of California http://kmuw.org/post/it-imaginary-island-california <p>California’s San Andreas fault is slowly shifting LA away from the mainland. But we don’t have to look to the future to imagine a disjointed coastline. Instead we can look to the past, to the maps of the 17th and 18th centuries that share a strange discrepancy: the inclusion of the Island of California. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:40:45 +0000 Andrew Bales 13289 at http://kmuw.org Into It: The Imaginary Island Of California