The site is Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
The interface begins with the disclaimer that it is inevitable that some newspapers were omitted and some duplicated in count. However, I think this site is a great way to visualize the populating of the United States. It could be very useful discovering what newspapers may have existed for certain areas in certain times.
|The red arrow shows Boston as the lone location for recorded newspapers in the 1690's.|
|Newspapers extant at the end of the French and Indian War, and the year of the Treaty of Paris.|
|Newspapers on the eve of the American Revolution.|
|The steamboat had begun its reign and Thomas Jefferson was President.|
|On the eve of the California Gold Rush. BTW here is an interesting link on American antebellum newspapers.|
|On the eve of the American Civil War. Notice how many more were published in the North compared to the South.|
|The modern newspaper landscape.|
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