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Poetry of Place

Francine Harris, Spring 2016

Facts and Figures

Let Wikipedia Work for You

Wikipedia entries on specific locations almost give you an outline of information you should consider in writing about place.  Although the categories vary, most entries include these basics:

  • History, a Map, Geography, Climate, Demographics, Notable People, Politics, Economy

In addition, the reference list at the end of an entry will point you to relevant sources for factual information:

  • The area's official website
  • Census and other demographic information
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • News articles or reference entries