California’s Long-Forgotten Historical Treasures

Santa Ana, CA 1894 map engravings

Closeup Santa Ana 1894 engravings

Newport Beach made from Santa Ana 1894 engravings

Beautifully Engraved Federally-Issued Copper Cartography Plates of California Date To 19th Century

I am not trying to make money at this, I will be happy to break even, my goal is simply to connect these artifacts with those who will appreciate them, ”

— Ben Benson

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, February 20, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — From civilization’s inception, mankind has sought to preserve its most important records via durable engraving. In Exodus, Moses descended Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments engraved onto stone. NASA sent the Spacecraft Voyager on its deep space mission with greetings engraved on a solid gold disc. California has its own rich history similarly preserved, recorded on immense, forgotten copper sheets archived in government warehouses.

In 1879, the US Congress passed a law that established a division under the Department of the Interior to create area maps — “snapshots in time”. Completing the map for each geographical area, referred to as a Quad, was an herculean task that involved extensive field surveys, mapping, and finally, careful etching onto copper plates in a reverse intaglio method. The result: stunning master plates capable of reproducing the area maps via the most advanced technology of the period.
California, with its unique settlements and territories were a major focus of this project. Each Quad was titled to commemorate a then-prominent feature or place. Some titles are familiar today while others are novel.

In 2015 with little fanfare, the US Government decided to dispose of these historic treasures. Some plate sets went to governmental agencies or museums, while the remainder of the collection went for sale at auction; this is where Ben Benson comes in. Benson believes that when people learn of these unique, historical artifacts, they will find them important, meaningful as well as beautiful. The California Copper Map Plate collection can be viewed online at: BenBensonCollection.com. Examples of some of the plates featured are Capistrano, Golita, Santa Ana, Sacramento, Riverside and other less populous locations such as Boneyard Canyon, Camp Baldy or Esperanza.

Benson originally planned to bid only on the plates for New England where he was raised and he was not surprised when the Nantucket Island set sold for $17,000 and Martha’s Vineyard went for $7,000 stating that “People in New England clearly treasure their history”. He was, however, bewildered when only a few bidders logged on to bid for their State’s historical plates. Benson asks “Can it be that people in California have less interest, or is it simply that no one knew of the obscure government auction and that the part of their amazing history could be theirs?”

If there was no interest on the part of the public, there was a high likelihood that the copper plates would be desired for their scrap – copper value and forever lost, Benson could not let that happen; he bid for each and every set that wasn’t well-bid auction. Since then he has created a grassroots, get the word out campaign for California’s plate collection.

In total, Benson acquired 83 California sets that can be seen online at: BenBensonCollection.com . In the first listing, for example, you will see “Santa Ana-1894” that covers the coastal areas around contemporary Newport Beach. If you look closely at the zoom photo of the paper map, you see a fledgling Newport Beach with a single railroad track and a few buildings along the shoreline.

The Quad names of the 83 California engraving sets (usually 2 or 3 plates per set) are: Acton, Adobe, Alder Creek, Banner Hill, Beartrap Canyon, Bell, Bidwell Bar, Black Butte, Boneyard Canyon, Bouquet Reservoir, Buena Vista Lake, Byron, Camp Baldy, Camp Bonita, Camp Rincon, Capistrano, Casa Desierte, Chico, Cima Mesa, Claremont, Coalinga, Covina, Davisville, Del Sur, Downieville, Dry Canyon, El Rico Ranch, Elsinore, Esperanza School, Fairmont, Goleta, Gorman, Grass Valley, Halls Flat, Harrington, Hi Vista, Hollister, Hueneme, Humphreys, Joshua, Kaiser, Kernville, La Cresenta, La Verne, Lang, Little Buttes, Little Rock, Little Tujunga, Llano, Manzana, Metz, Mokelumne, Mouth of Cantua Creek, Mt. Gleason, Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson, Oban, Ortigalita, Palmdale, Pearland, Piedras Blancas, Pozo, Quail, Randsburg, Ravenna, Red Mountain, Redrock Mountain, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Juan Bautista, Santa Ana, Santa Susana, Sierraville, Swarthout, Sylmar, Tierra Loma School, Trail Canyon, Triunfo Pass, Tujunga, Valyermo, Waterman Mountain, White Mountain, and Wilsona.

Benson believes Californians will indeed want to preserve these historical treasures. “I am not trying to make money at this, I will be happy to break even, my goal is simply to connect these artifacts with those who will appreciate them, ” Benson states.

The auction ends on March 14, 2018, with a minimum bid of $200 per set. For more information, see the website at: BenBensonCollection.com or email us at: mapengravings@yahoo.com.

Finally, Mr. Benson kindly requests that those who possess local knowledge about the California locations and history that you please share your expertise so that we may enlighten others. Call Amy Novitzke, at: (302) 401-6639.

Amy Novitzke
Ben Benson Collection LLC
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Afrobeat Artist Ziggee Boy Enjoys Increasing Success of His Dancehall Hit “Bad Gyal”

Photo by Derrel Todd

Photo by Derrel Todd

Designed by Eddie Harris

He’s a music mega talent: Songwriter, Artist, Producer, and Engineer

Ziggee Boy has a unique, signature sound and, creatively, he has a lot to offer the world in the Afrobeat, Dancehall, Afropop music space.”

— Art Powell, co-CEO, Sky's the Limit Entertainment, LLC

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, February 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Growing up in the West African country Sierra Leone and moving to the United States as a 16-year-old in 2010, Mohamed Kamara dreamed of success in the music industry. After years of honing his artistic abilities as the Afrobeat songwriter/artist Ziggee Boy (IG: @ziggeeb) and music producer/engineer K1ng W1n, Kamara’s dream is turning into reality with the success of his debut single “Bad Gyal.” Sky’s the Limit Entertainment (STLE, IG: @skysthelimitent) released Bad Gyal, distributed by Tuff Gong International in December 2017, and the song’s official video in January 2018, and fans have been showing their appreciation for Ziggee Boy as the latest Afrobeat sensation ever since. The song and its video, that features STLE’s Billboard charting Pop singer/songwriter Eddie Jones (IG: @Justeddiejones), has earned thousands of digital streams and more than 60 thousand YouTube views to date.

Bad Gyal co-producer Art The Great (IG: @artthegreat_), who’s also Sky’s the Limit Entertainment co-CEO (Art Powell), anticipates continued and massive success for Ziggee Boy. “Ziggee Boy has a unique, signature sound and, creatively, he has a lot to offer the world in the Afrobeat, Dancehall, Afropop music space. He is immensely talented and soon will be known as one of the most celebrated writers, artists, and producers of his genre,” said Powell.

Bad Gyal is available on Spotify, iTunes, TIDAL, Amazon, and other major digital music platforms.

Stephanie Powell
ASP Management/Sky's the Limit Entertainment
301-592-1454
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Bad Gyal Official Music Video with Ziggee Boy, featuring Eddie Jones


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Book Publishers Global Market 2018 Key Players,Share, Trend, Segmentation And Forecast To 2023

Global Book Publishers Market

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PUNE, INDIA, February 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Global Book Publishers Market

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Scientific European®: New Popular Science Magazine Published from the United Kingdom

TADWORTH, SURREY, UNITED KINGDOM, February 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tadworth, Surrey, United Kingdom, 16 February 2018 – Scientific European®, the new popular science magazine published from the United Kingdom whose premiere issue was launched last month announced subscription rates for the print and online versions. Further details can be found on www.scieu.com

Abbreviated as SCIEU®, the science magazine Scientific European® (pISSN 2515-9534; eISSN 2515-9542) aims to bring current happenings in science to a wider audience to make them aware of advances in the scientific fields. Interesting and relevant ideas from diverse areas of science are conveyed with clarity and concision. The articles present ideas that have already been published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature in the recent past. It is both online and print magazine released on a monthly basis and is targeted at general readers of all age groups and geographies who are interested in science and technology.

Umesh Prasad, Editor in Chief while releasing February 2018 issue said ‘’ We are delighted to bring eight articles on latest scientific breakthrough that promise to improve millions of lives – brain pacemaker for Alzheimer’s, bionic eye for retinal and optic nerve pathology, way forward for antibiotic resistance, new approach to drug deaddiction and many more. Hope you find these intellectually stimulating!’’

More information about the magazine can be found at www.scientificeuropean.co.uk ; www.scieu.com

Umesh Prasad
UK Education Consultancy Services Ltd
00441737903794
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History Publishing Company Enters Into Ten Year Deal

History Publishing Company Enters Into Ten Year Agreement With History Publishing Media Group

This agreement should take the company to the level it was originally designed to go”

— Don Bracken

PALISADES, NY, USA, February 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — History Publishing Company LLC a New York limited liability company has entered into a ten year agreement with History Publishing Media Group LLC, a Delaware limited liability company on February 1, 2018.

History Publishing Media Group will undertake promotional and marketing activities for the New York firm for the purpose of raising the History Publishing Company profile. All imprints other than History Publishing Company LLC and some select titles owned by History Publishing Company LLC are transferred to History Publishing Media Group LLC as payment for the ten year service. History Publishing company LLC will remain in New York to honor its existing obligations.

“ During the past twelve months, History Publishing Company has attracted the largest number of promising authors and titles along with the most talented support personell in its eleven year history,” said Don Bracken,HPC Publisher. “This agreement should take the company to the level it was originally designed to go.”

History Publishing Media Group will launch its marketing drive April 15,2018 to the entertainment industry, the establishment of a national radio program to publicize History Publishing Company and the scheduling of international alerts and promotional releases of all titles published by History Publishing Company LLC

Don Bracken
History Publishing CompanyLLC
845-359-1765
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Renowned Poet Arrives for Residency at Gettysburg National Military Park

Poet Julie Swarstad Johnson in Tucson

Accomplished poet from the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Julie Swarstad Johnson, set as Artist in Residence program at Gettysburg National Military Park.

GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, February 16, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gettysburg National Military Park, in partnership with the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF), is pleased to announce that Julie Swarstad Johnson, a published poet, will become the NPAF Artist in Residence in February of 2018. Ms. Johnson will spend a month writing and being inspired by the Gettysburg battlefield. She will also give a free public poetry reading March 3rd at the Gettysburg NMP Museum and Visitor Center at 3:00 p.m.
The event is sponsored by a grant from the Gettysburg Foundation and other generous sponsors.

Ms. Johnson will be writing poetry inspired by stories of pacifist faith communities around Gettysburg at the time of the battle. The experiences of the Sherfy family, owners of the Peach Orchard site, will provide a central narrative. Her personal practice as a member of Mennonite and Quaker congregations will furnish another strand of inspiration, linking the historical struggles of these communities with her efforts to understand the place of pacifism and faith in American public life.

“I propose to write poems engaging with the stories of pacifist faith communities around Gettysburg at the time of the battle. The experiences of the Sherfy family, owners of the Peach Orchard site, will provide a central narrative.” the poet commented.

Born and raised in Phoenix, Johnson completed her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and creative writing at the University of Arizona in 2010. In 2011, she moved to central Pennsylvania to earn a master’s degree in English (Creative Writing) at Penn State. Her master’s thesis, a poetry manuscript exploring the history of the nineteenth-century iron industry in central Pennsylvania, was the culmination of two years spent tracking down and visiting the sites of over thirty iron furnaces, and also conducting archival research at Penn State and county historical societies. Her manuscript went on to be published as Jumping the Pit, a collection of poems in the voices of people on the fringes of the historical record.

At her public reading, you will notice Ms. Johnson’s poetry will ask and answer Questions pertinent to contemporary audiences. She stresses that these questions are are at the heart of the poems she envisions. Is violence part of the fabric of American culture? What do we gain or lose when we act against— or with—the cultural norms of our communities? These questions interest her because they require complex answers, rooted in empathy and curiosity. For audiences she will read and discuss these new poems, emphasizing connections with ethical questions confronting us in the present.

The poet Brian Teare has described his own writing as a kind of “fieldwork,” requiring intense observation and immersion in an environment; Ms. Johnson also envisions her writing at Gettysburg as such fieldwork, relying on close attention to the battlefield through walking, hiking, and exploring.

“Gettysburg National Military Park has offered inspiration to artists for more than 150 years,” said Chuck Hunt, acting superintendent at Gettysburg National Military Park. “The Artist-in-Residence program engages new audiences and tells Gettysburg’s stories in new and compelling ways.”

Programs like Gettysburg National Military Park’s artist-in-residence series, in which acclaimed artists find inspiration from the beauty and history of our national parks, and share their ideas with park visitors, represent some of the highest aspirations of the National Park Service.
The program is offered thanks to the input and support of the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation and the partnership with the Poetry Foundation, whose joint efforts make the park the foremost visitor destination for those interested in the epic history of the American Civil War.
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, protects and interprets for this and future generations the resources associated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and their commemorations.

The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the arts of the National Parks through creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based on our natural and historic heritage. All NPAF programs are made possible through the philanthropic support of donors of all sorts ranging from corporate sponsors, small businesses, and art patrons and citizen-lovers of the parks.

For more information about Julie Swarstad Johnson’s poetry reading event call 717-334-1124.

Cecilia Wainright
National Parks Arts Foundation
505 715-6492
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New Book on War in Syria: Russian Press Coverage, 2015-2017

Selected articles from the Russian press on the conflict in Syria

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA, February 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — East View Press, the publishing division of East View Information Services, announces the publication of War in Syria: Russian Press Coverage, 2015-2017. The book is an anthology of carefully selected articles from the Russian press on the conflict in Syria covering Russia’s concerns, motivations, and strategy.

If there was ever conflict that epitomizes Thomas Hobbes’ famous line from Leviathan “the war of all against all,” it is the current war in Syria. The conflict saw its beginnings in 2011 growing out of the protests sweeping through the larger Arab world known as the Arab Spring. Some of the most significant direct results of the conflict were the birth of ISIS, the near total destruction of Syria’s important urban centers, and the subsequent refugee crisis that has engulfed Turkey, the European Union, Russia, and the United States.

Since September 2015 Russian involvement has been significant, with boots on the ground effectively turning the tide in the war and securing Bashar Al-Assad’s presidency. But despite extensive coverage of the war in the U.S. and Europe, Western audiences are often left to guess as to Russia’s strategic and tactical goals, lost in the sea of problems between Russia and the United States.

The present volume seeks to remedy the existing informational imbalance, by bringing to Western audiences articles of note authored by Russian journalists and analysts (and translated by East View), which have shaped the Syrian war discourse in Russia. The book thus is a go-to resource of primary sources for Western analysts, researchers, and general audiences trying to understand and piece together Russia’s view of the conflict in Syria and its underlying geopolitical and strategic dynamics as understood by the Russians themselves.

For more information or to order a copy, visit www.eastviewpress.com/Books/WarInSyria.aspx.

Grant Bistram
East View Information Services
952-252-1201
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Sheila Tobias to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

TUCSON, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In our educational school system, mathematics is the subject that many of us have grappled with the hardest. And some without success. If we’re females, we’re sometimes told it’s our gender that’s making us dull in math.

Are males inherently more capable of solving math problems than females? Why do American students of both genders do poorly on International competitions?

Sheila Tobias is lifetime proponent of “math mental health”, the author of 14 books on topics women don’t usually write about: science, defense policy and mathematics. Her books include: “Overcoming Math Anxiety,” “Science Teaching as a Profession: Why It isn’t why it could be”, “Succeed with Math” and “The People’s Guide to National Defense.” But she’s especially committed to and famous for “demystifying mathematics” and for trying to find out why otherwise intelligent women and men are underperforming in mathematics.

“Thirty years ago math anxiety was not recognized either by teachers or by scholars,” says Sheila. “ I coined the term, as a way of explaining to myself and others why women – whose brains were in every way equal to men’s — experienced mathematics differently. For me it was a feminist issue because lack of math confidence locks us out of the higher levels of science, business, architecture, and engineering. Even more damaging was the general explanation: math avoidance is in our genes. We were supposed to accept males’ general superiority in math. “

Today, math avoidance has become a national problem for female and male students, some of whom are literally changing fields to avoid college algebra and limiting their career options in other ways.

“Even my in-depth, extremely resourceful books on math won’t help you overcome your fear,” says Sheila, “unless you take charge of your life’s priorities.”

What to do?

What makes Sheila’s recommendation so basic and effortless is she’s not urging people to go back to school or read her books she’s simply advising you to get a trainer, just the way you would for a 5 k marathon. Don’t live one more year disabled by math anxiety.”

“I have made a career of tackling subjects in which I have not had formal training,” explains Sheila “We live in a world where we’re told experts should be our guides.”

“But democracy cannot thrive in a world where information is owned only by experts,” says Sheila. “The whole principle of democracy is so ordinary people have the capacity to voice their opinions, meaning we have to figure out a way for them to feel empowered by information and if we don’t have the skills or talent to access it we are undermining democracy.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Sheila Tobias in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 19th at 1pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. If you have any questions for our guest please call (347) 996-3389

For more information on Sheila Tobias visit www.sheilatobias.com

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
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Author & Educational Consultant Irene J. Hartzell to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

A Wizards Guide to Study Skills

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, February 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Do kids really like to learn? Yes, it’s natural to want to know more! So why is it that they experience frustration and don’t always succeed? Why are standardized scores down? The answer is in giving kids the right tools and teaching them better, more self-directed strategies. Perhaps the best answer would be to show them “The Wizard’s Way.”
Renowned educator Irene J Hartzell, who has over 30 years of diverse experience in teaching and counseling, has created a book called A Wizards Guide to Study Skills. While it is aimed at middle schoolers, the skills it teaches will have value for students throughout high school and beyond.

From how to handle stress and homework, to how to improve reading speed, to becoming more focused and organized, Hartzell’s book offers all the tricks. It is also packed with whimsical photos of kids wearing coned hats and holding wands, and wizard-friendly artwork like castles and owls. It’s all part of its kid-friendly nature, and the reason that the children who reviewed it during development all loved it so much.

A Wizard’s Guide to Study Skills uses an innovative, knowledge-centered approach, based on research findings about human learning (some of which Harztell was involved with early on in her career.) She has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology, as well as a PhD in Counseling Psychology, which she was awarded at the University of Oregon. She now lives in Seattle WA, and can connect remotely with interested parents and other educators.

So, just what can students derive from this guide? They will have the practical tools to study better and take tests without stress. They can take charge of their own learning and make things happen. They can learn to deal with the homework matrix. They will understand and increase reading speed. They will even become better at managing time, doing large projects, and loving tough subjects like math. Children will be better prepared for STEM subjects and future schooling and careers.

The book is available on Amazon.com as a Kindle E-Book or Print-On Demand soft cover. Hartzell hopes parents and teachers listening out there will pick up a copy. All they’ll have to do is show it to the child and the rest will be, well, magical.

CUTV News will feature Irene J. Hartzell, educational psychologist and author in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on February 19 at 3:00pm EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have questions for our guest, please call (347)996-3389.

For more information, please visit http://kidslikelearning.com or http://wizardsguides.com/

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
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Kiwi author's marketing challenge for BC business students

Students are more social media savvy

Deliver the most successful indie book distribution campaign – like ever

I need a solution to the challenge every indie author faces – distributing books without a publisher!”

— Jordan Alexander, self-published author

COQUITLAM, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, February 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The challenge received by BC business school marketing students today is simple: "deliver the most successful indie book distribution campaign – like ever." It came from NZ-based author, Jordan Alexander, who is offering the best campaign $15,000 in cash and business coaching.

Alexander wrote, I love you, send money, at Caffé Divano, Coquitlam. Her true story gives intimate details of her online dating experience, and how the well-educated and successful business woman became another romance scam statistic.

"I love you, send money has great reviews, but I need a solution to the challenge every indie author faces – distributing books without a publisher!" says the Canadian ex-pat.

Dr Alexander is a strategy consultant and coach to business CEOs, government leaders and charities. She tells coaching clients, what you don't know is as important as what you do. She's knows she needs help from digital natives.

"Marketing students are way more tech-savvy then me. I'm confident they'll find more creative social media solutions than I ever could."

Alexander will provide: 100 paperback copies of I love you, send money (RRP 24.95), access to eBook and audio formats, and a small marketing budget to four teams. They'll have four weeks to plan, and six weeks to deliver their campaign. In the end, they'll be judged on profit, market reach and creativity. Winners share $1000 cash, 40 hours of business coaching ($14000), and can 'pitch' a new business idea to Alexander for angel funding.

Why not just hire a marketing firm?

Alexander smiles, "Too easy, and a lot less fun." She wants to give business students an opportunity to work on a practical solution to a real-life problem with guidance from instructors. "…plus, competition always gets creative juices flowing."

"I've reached out to a dozen or so schools, but am totally open to direct approaches from other 'business' focused learning institutions in BC." There are more details of the competition on her website.

Challenge accepted?

She's hoping teams are signed up by 1 March to complete the challenge before summer school holidays.

Ends.

Jordan Alexander
Pangaea Press
+6421715599
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