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[*] posted on 11-2-2023 at 01:50 PM
Fun with Maps! What do you see interesting on the 1971 map?


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This map is from the 1971 Sunset Baja Guide. It is quite good for a simple-to-read road map. Only one major error is on it. Can you find it?

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[*] posted on 11-2-2023 at 01:56 PM
The Northern Region





Pavement southbound from the border ended at the San Telmo junction (today's Observatory road) and San Felipe.




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[*] posted on 11-3-2023 at 07:15 PM


I just did a quick glance but two things jumped out at me. I have never seen the upper part of Bahia Concepcion called Laguna Santispac and El Requeson is called Raquelson
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[*] posted on 11-4-2023 at 09:03 PM


Quote: Originally posted by KurtG  
I just did a quick glance but two things jumped out at me. I have never seen the upper part of Bahia Concepcion called Laguna Santispac and El Requeson is called Raquelson

The Requesón spelling is a good catch.
Santispac lagoon is okay, however. Is it not?
Check the border typo!




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[*] posted on 11-4-2023 at 10:42 PM


David,

it looks like the major typo they made on this map was labeling Baja California as a "TERRITORY" and Baja California Sur as a "STATE."

I'm pretty sure Baja California became a state way before B.C.S.

Didn't B.C.S. become a state around the time they finished paving Highway 1?
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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 09:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Biznaga  
David,

it looks like the major typo they made on this map was labeling Baja California as a "TERRITORY" and Baja California Sur as a "STATE."

I'm pretty sure Baja California became a state way before B.C.S.

Didn't B.C.S. become a state around the time they finished paving Highway 1?


Bravo, sir.
The north territory became a state in 1952, and chose the name Baja California without Norte included.

The south territory gained statehood in 1974, just months following the completion of the highway that finally connected it with the rest of the republic. Unfortunately, they were left with the only option of having Sur as part of their name.

Ever since, there were attempts to rename the new state to Sud California (Southern California) as the peninsula was the first land named California. Mexico's California (Baja California) and America's California (Alta California) is similar to the issues with Macedonia, causing the new republic to modify it's name over Greek Macedonians' protests.




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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 09:27 AM


Actually a pretty good map. The only thing that jumps out at me is on the bottom map of Northern Baja California they put "Constitucion Nat'l Park" east of Laguna Hanson, out in the desert of the Laguna Salada. This error is present on other maps of the period and must have been passed along from mapmaker to mapmaker though who copied who is subject to debate --
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[*] posted on 11-5-2023 at 12:15 PM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Actually a pretty good map. The only thing that jumps out at me is on the bottom map of Northern Baja California they put "Constitucion Nat'l Park" east of Laguna Hanson, out in the desert of the Laguna Salada. This error is present on other maps of the period and must have been passed along from mapmaker to mapmaker though who copied who is subject to debate --


Good eye!
I kind of think it was more a matter of room for the text: over the already name-filled sierra or out in the empty desert? LOL




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