Take an interactive tour of Confederate monuments across the US

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Take an interactive tour of Confederate monuments across the US

Post  DHF on Sun May 21, 2017 9:13 pm

Take an interactive tour of Confederate monuments across the US

Workers in New Orleans are taking down the last of four Confederate Statues in the Big Easy on Friday while there is a debate swelling across the country on whether the monuments have a place in public.

There are more than 15,015 historical markers commemorating the US Civil War, according to the Historical Marker Database. Those markers come in many shapes and sizes: signs, buildings, cemeteries and statues.

Below is a map that serves as a digital road trip across the United States, showing a select 166 Confederate memorials.

Thanks to Google Map's Street View, users can click each individual marker and be transported to a 360-degree view of the monument and its surrounding area. This map explores small town America (welcome to Mayfield, Kentucky) and large metropolitan areas (Chicago).

This is an on-going project at the intersection of history, geography and journalism. It's designed to be a transparent and prescient look at a growing debate and a road map of the pressure points where tension could become the next location of New Orleans-style protests.

If there's a glaring bug or error, reach out to us at [Only admins are allowed to see this link]. It's not complete and it may never be fully filled in, but it will continue to be built upon.

Scroll over and zoom for greater detail. Click a marker to see a Google Street View of the monument:

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