The Checkerboard Forest

This is a fascinating piece of history that has effected our landscape even today. Honestly, I wish I could keep a copy of this for my own archives (duly attributed to those who did the research and their sources) because history invariably repeats itself. Reblogged from http://www.alk3r.wordpress.com

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If you pull up Google Maps and look at the forested areas of Western United States, you’ll notice strange checkerboard patterns, like the one below.checkerboard-land-6A digitally enhanced screengrab from Google Maps. Coordinates: 48.4170389,-116.8918616

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