Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Famous and the Earthquake

One of the questions that I'm asked almost constantly is who felt the earthquake?  A better way of putting it would be who felt it that we would think of as famous.  So far the list of those people is small but growing, For instance, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, Nicholas Roosevelt and other famous people experienced the earthquakes.  Their accounts offer some insight into how they viewed the natural world and the events of their time.

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