Today is the first “official” day of the materialization of my DH project. I will be updating regularly, detailing what I have done, what sources I am using, and what challenges I am encountering. The course of DH did never run smooth…

At this point, I have done a slew of reading, but only just today have I finally been able to upload a very wee CSV file and watch an ArcGIS map populate with a couple of papermakers in business during the 1800s. The tiniest step forward, but an important one! I am currently refreshing my Python skills, looking at how to effectively cull data that does not seem to be cull-friendly, so I can take my three little dots and turn them into a constellation.