Category: History

A Dam a Day Since Jefferson

There are a lot of dams in the United States. If we’re talking about dams over 3ft high, the number is in the tens of thousands – imagine a dam built everyday since Jefferson was president. If we’re talking about large dams (>50ft/15m), the US has over 9,000, more than any other country except China

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John Snow & What He Did Know

Standing outside the John Snow pub in Soho on a Saturday afternoon, I heard two separate references to the broody Game of Thrones character in the space of 5 minutes. But this pub isn’t named for the fictional icon who was famously teased “you know nothing, Jon Snow.” Instead, it commemorates a man who is

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