Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Interesting Factoid of the Day

I read this factoid on Yahoo news today and thought it was very interesting:
When historian Frederick Jackson Turner declared the American frontier "closed" in 1893, he was using the Census Bureau definition of "frontier" as areas having no more than six people per square mile. By that same density definition, the number of such counties actually has been increasing: from 388 in 1980 to 397 in 1990 to 402 in 2000. Kansas has more "frontier" land now than it did in 1890.

Seems more and more people are saying, "We're not in Kansas anymore."

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