• Apostle Islands

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 15:05

    The Apostle Islands are a group of 22 islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula in northern Wisconsin.[1] The majority of the islands are located in Ashland County—only Sand, York, Eagle, and Raspberry Islands are located in Bayfield County. All the islands except for Madeline Island are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The islands in Ashland County are all in the Town of La Pointe, except for Long Island, which is in the Town of Sanborn, while those in Bayfield County are in the Towns of Russell and Bayfield.

  • Cherokee Strip (Cherokee Outlet)

    Submitted by scott on Sun, 10/24/2021 - 17:32

    Region of Oklahoma mentioned in  The American Claimant.  The character Washington Hawkins arrives in  Washington, D.C. as Congressional Delegate from Cherokee Strip.   "He explains to Colonel Sellers that he has no official status in Congress because 'we are not even a territory, there's no organic act,  the government hasn't any official knowledge of us whatever'."

  • Holland

    Submitted by scott on Tue, 01/11/2022 - 11:40

    Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used informally to refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is commonly accepted in other countries, and sometimes employed by the Dutch themselves. However, some in the Netherlands, particularly those from regions outside Holland, may find it undesirable or misrepresentative to use the term for the whole country.