The location that gave its name to the New Madrid earthquakes had an interesting history prior to it becoming the epicenter of the some of North America's largest historic earthquakes. The interplay of geography and people made it a location of note before and after the 1811-1812 events.
We will try and share with you some of the history of New Madrid to give you the background of the events both seismic and historic that transpired there.
We will also show how events at New Madrid influenced the outside world and how the world influenced New Madrid. Read, enjoy, and let us know what you think.