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Metropotamia

Contributed by Daniel Huffman on Jan 22nd, 2018. Artwork published in
October 2016
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    Metropotamia 1
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    In 1784, a committee headed by Thomas Jefferson proposed dividing up the Northwest Territory (as it would later be called) into a set of future states. These recommendations were never carried out, however, and instead of states like Saratoga, Sylvania, and Chersonesus, we ended up with the more familiar Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. But I thought it might be fun to pretend that Jefferson’s ideas had been carried out, and so I decided to map his imagined state of Metropotamia.

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    Metropotamia 3
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