The Biggest Mapping Mistake of ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜

Is California Actually an Island???
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For 2 centuries map makers drew California as an island. The path to figure out why led me on a pretty wild excursion.

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Johnny Harris is a film maker and newswriter. He at the present is based in Washington, DC, reporting on intriguing trends and tales locally and all over the world. Johnny’s visible style mingles motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that clarifies complex concerns in relatable ways. He holds a BA in global relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in global peace and conflict resolution from American University.


    • Matthijs Schrijvers

      why’d you change the name?

    • Thank you, Allen Halsted, for sharing the scan of your map. I enjoyed studying all the fine detail.
      I feel like a time traveler when I think of all that has transpired since that “most current” map was being drawn.

    • Johnny
      I just saw your views on Ukraine conflict;
      Itโ€™s very badly covered, you spoke about unimportant thinks & missed out on well grounded facts;
      Crimea history; who built Sevastopol&military basses. Crimea referendum, Russian citizens live & speak Russian there.
      Bandera / Azov battalion/ neonazis & crazy Ukrainians that killing their own people in schools & hospital.
      NATO trained them even if UE WASNT PART of NATO!
      US is fighting Russia till last Ukrainian…
      Why didn’t you talk about us congress enriching them self & ruining UE?
      Zelenskyy is f joke, he can’t even drive a car… He led UE with US into disaster with promises if peace!
      How could you leave out such important stuff??
      I hope you can correct these info for your viewers to as it’s crystal clear what is happening.
      Best regards,
      M Jun

    • @Nicontrast Yes, exactly what I was thinking too. And this is only because I’ve seen Johnny’s really excellent videos in the past. I’m hoping that this is not a ‘new direction’ for this channel… ๐Ÿคž

    • @Ron Reynolds and does it even relate to the topic?

  1. You had a bowl cut back in the day๐Ÿ˜… nice.

  2. Please make a video on researching skill.. from India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

  3. Hey Johnny, just wanted to say keep up the good work. If there were Emmy Awards for YouTube Series you’d have to win. I know there was some discrepancy with the last video and another gentleman on YouTube pointed it out. There isn’t anything wrong with Simplified History as long as it doesn’t get in the way of actual facts. I for one thought you did a great job. Don’t let that stop you.

  4. well, he was right about the passage. He should’ve just fallen in love with Alaska instead.

  5. They could have named it after the Muslim califate because Mexico and cali look like North Africa

  6. Californie way.

  7. 24 mins for a 5 second answer.
    Skip to the end people

  8. This is super fascinating

  9. I think this time, even though you lived in baja California, your ideas were biased and seemed at the end that you were just talking about California of the usa, not the mexican part

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