VirtualGlobetrotting’s Safaris are weekly challenges to see who can find the most maps from a specific category.
(Our definition of a week is a little strange though, as the last Safari we put on was over 3 years ago!)
Well, dust off your fedoras and binoculars, for it’s time to start the first Safari of 2018!
With the American College Football season entering the last month of regular season games, let’s look for people playing pigskin! Valid submissions must all be in Street View and of people playing football (American). Pictures, art, ads, paintings, murals, etc. are all fine. Players can be of any age, professional or amateur.
For an example of what we’re looking for, here is what the previous Safari’s “Soccer v2” submissions were:
The safari will end at 07:00am UTC on Wednesday, November 14. Post your maps to Street View – Safari Submission and another appropriate category for credit.
You can track the progress of the hunt on the Games page.
Good luck and happy hunting!
Wallace Neff was a famous Southern Californian architect. The houses he designed are still among the most coveted and appreciated houses in Los Angeles by celebrities and architectural connoisseurs alike. The distinct style he worked in is called the California style.
1620 – The Pilgrims sail from Plymouth, England, on the Mayflower to settle in North America.
1847 – Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts.
September 5, 1850 – Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel, an American distiller and the founder of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey distillery.
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1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1944 – The battleship USS Oklahoma (BB-31), sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor, was decommissioned.
Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed “The Wizard of Menlo Park”, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
1882 – Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.
1888 – George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.
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301 – San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the world’s oldest republic still in existence, is founded by Saint Marinus.
1189 – Richard I of England (a.k.a. Richard “the Lionheart”) is crowned at Westminster.
Here are a number of marriage proposals we’ve come across while map hunting:
Continue reading “Marriage Proposals”