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Hand-Drawn Maps

Wonderful hand-drawn maps from firefighters, club-hoppers, Boy Scout dads, grandmothers, and Alexander Calder

from Slate:

"Last month, I asked Slate readers to send me their hand-drawn maps. The request was part of my series on signs, the tools that professionals use to orient us and direct us from point A to point B. But official signs aren't the only things that help us get around. Since early man first drew on his cave wall--including marks that some scholars argue were maps of local rivers and settlements--we've been sketching out routes to guide one another to the market and to the mountain top."