Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Frontier’s Edges

Something Old and Something New As with the old frontier, people reclaimed the center of the country along the rivers and useable passages.  The more interesting of those reclamations were the fishing villages up and down the altered course of … Continue reading

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10. Panics and Plagues

Panic In ancient Greek mythology, Pan was a mischievous and illusive creature of the forest who enjoyed tormenting wilderness travelers.  Pan would hide in the bushes and then suddenly shake them, thus frightening the passing traveler.  As the lonely traveler … Continue reading

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