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The USA has by far the greatest number of places called Paradise.

The first voyagers to the Americas really believed they had found Eden; Columbus called it “the terrestrial paradise." But the founders of the US took that idea in a new direction: paradise as a place to be simultaneously discovered and made.

So it seems consistent with the mixture of American literalism and idealism, that if you punch in "paradise" for any of the American states, google maps pulls up something, an unincorporated township, a valley, a county …

Project Created: 
March 2010
 
People: Abou Caraballo-Farman, caraballo-farman, Leonor Caraballo-Farman
Research: Open Culture
Project Type: Web
Tags: Google Maps, usa, utopia
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