Yes they really are "Fascinating Facts". Thank you Mona.
To think that in the 19th century nineteenth century America escaped slaves were ultimately helped to freedom by following Polaris to the north. Gosh they were clever.
Amazing stuff. My father could find his way by following the pole star but he was a dedicated sailor so it was second nature, however he gave up trying to teach me because I was hopeless.
Thank goodness for GPS I say, even if it does lead to strange situations sometimes.
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