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This Awesome Map App Animates A 1932 U.S. Atlas

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If you happen to be a geography major or U.S. history buff with like 18 or 20 hours to spare, check out this awesome new map app from the University of Richmond that animates an extremely comprehensive 1932 U.S. atlas.

It goes from crucial basic information like the spread of women's suffrage and the exploration of the American West, pictured above, to esoterica such as the shifting population of cows and the proliferation of colleges and universities.

The map app is drawn from Charles O. Paullin's 700-map collection, "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States," which in its original 1932 introduction said it would be better if it was animated on a screen.

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