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Michael Siegel interviewed about New Jersey's boundaries

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On episode 3 of Please Explain!, part of Montclair, NJ's Design Week, the Department of Geography's Staff Cartographer Michael Siegel fielded questions about some of the more unusual aspects of New Jersey's boundaries with New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Drawing on research from the "Mapping New Jersey" book project, Siegel used maps he created for that volume to illustrate how NJ's boundaries evolved, and talked about how the modern boundaries which may appear odd to us today evolved over hundreds of years from colonial charters through numerous court cases.

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