Lost StatesEveryone knows the fifty winners—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never worked out? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized states as South California, Half-Breed Tracts, Rough and Ready and others. Accompanying the stories are beautiful full-color original maps detailing how these states’ boundaries might have looked, along with images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. It’s a quirky reference book for history buffs, geography geeks and anyone who enjoys lush, fascinating cartography.

Lost States

Everyone knows the fifty winners—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never worked out? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized states as South California, Half-Breed Tracts, Rough and Ready and others. Accompanying the stories are beautiful full-color original maps detailing how these states’ boundaries might have looked, along with images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. It’s a quirky reference book for history buffs, geography geeks and anyone who enjoys lush, fascinating cartography.

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