French West Africa
Bodie State Park, California
A dusty reminder of the 19th and 20th century colonial land grabs of the African continent sits on the floor of an abandoned building in California's Bodie State Park.The large green swath covering much of West Africa is labeled French West Africa:
a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea (now Guinea), Ivory Coast, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and Niger. The federation existed from 1895 until 1958. Its capital was Saint-Louis, Senegal until 1902, and then Dakar until the federation's collapse in 1960. - Wikipedia entry
1960 is not ancient history, for many reading this it was our childhood.