web-posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014
During our planet's most recent cold period, a slab of ice smothered Manhattan. Canada looked like Antarctica but with no protruding mountains. When the last glacial maximum peaked about 20,000 years ago, most of the continent - from the Arctic Ocean to the Missouri River - slept under a blanket of white.
Southeast History: Historical tidbits shared by readers
web-posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It is always fun to learn new things from readers of my column. Gil Gunderson stopped me at the grocery store the other day and told me about his experience at Washington Bay's herring reduction plant. (See the June 5, 2013 Capital City Weekly.)