All posts by Jessica DeWitt

"Average Dates of Last Killing Frost in Spring," William Reed Gardner, Charles Franklin Brooks, and F.J. Marschner, 1916. David Rumsey Map Collection

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2016

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Aerial photograph of the Hoover Dam on the Border of Nevada and Arizona (10/30/1955) (via Records of the Defense Intelligence Agency/National Archives)

#EnvHist Worth Reading: February 2016

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Timeline Capture I

Visualizing a Park System: Creating an Interactive Timeline

This post originally appeared on jessicamdewitt.wordpress.com. One of the most challenging aspects of my dissertation is figuring out how to analyze the development of four different park systems (Pennsylvania, Idaho, […]

Figure 3: Anthromes for Oklahoma, 1900. Source: Inhabit the Anthropocene

#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2016

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Clam gardens can provide more productive habitat for clams than regular intertidal areas. Photo by Darcy Mathews via Hakai Institute, "Clam Gardens are Cultivating a New Look at Ancient Land Use."

#EnvHist Worth Reading: December 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Scraps of notes and letters, some dating back centuries, were discovered in birds' nests. Photo: Courtesy of Audubon.org and Zvenigorod Historical and Architectural Museum

#EnvHist Worth Reading: November 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Bison skulls in the US in 1870. Source: truth-out.org/public domain

#EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Source: buzzfeed.com

#EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

"True Inwardness of Rowing" ‘Campward Ho!’ by Girl Scouts of the United States of America (1920) Source: Hyperallergic

#EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Fish Creek Park Western Trails. Source: bigdoer.com

“Do Not Want Hippies, Motorcycles or Catholics”: The Public’s Vision for Fish Creek Provincial Park, 1974

I have written on numerous occasions, even fashioned an entire article, on the necessity for park historians to bring the voice of the general public to the forefront of park […]

The town of Ste. Agathe, Man., is seen from the air showing the flood breach area in this 1997 photo. Source: Globe and Mail (Handout/CP)

#EnvHist Worth Reading: July 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. We are […]

Theodore Roosevelt. Source: whatitmeanstobeamerican.org

#EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2015

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. We are […]