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The Old Pike

Author : Thomas B. Searight
ISBN : 0265338182
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Excerpt from The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, With Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon Old' volumes of classic lore, but an accurate and complete history of its inception, purpose, construction and development, with the inci dents, accidents and anecdotes, which of necessity were connected with it, seems never to have been written. This should not be said of the great National Road of the United States of America. The Appian Way has been called the Queen of Roads. We claim for our National highway that it was the King of Roads. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Indigo Doves

Author : Marie Masters
ISBN : 9781524581787
Genre : Fiction
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Successful Indiana realtor Jacob Bildburg flips houses for a hefty profit. But none has turned his world upside down like the two hundred-year-old property at 126 Rosemund Drive. An unfortunate accident takes him on an odyssey through the stories of a group of wayward women and the broken souls who lived at the address during the American Civil War. He becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the original thick beams and strangely vaulted ceilings. Thanks to his unlikely narratorwho has a rare, innate talent for vividly revealing the buildings deepest secretshe gets a firsthand account of a poignant example of wars ugliness juxtaposed with true beauty.

The National Road And The Difficult Path To Sustainable National Investment

Author : Theodore Sky
ISBN : 9781611490206
Genre : Business & Economics
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The National Road is a comprehensive history of the first federally financed interstate highway, an approximately 600-mile span that joined Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois in the nineteenth century. This book covers the road's contribution to the cultural, economic, and administrative history of the United States, its decline during the second half of the nineteenth century, and its revival in the twentieth century in the form of U.S. Route 40. The story of the National Road embraces an account of its building, its constitutional significance, the unique culture that it represented, the movements and trends that transpired across its route, and the symbolic value that it held, and continues to hold, for the American people. Beyond its status as an American heritage symbol, it serves as a forceful reminder that the United States must continue to pursue the goal of sustainable national investment that began with the National Road and comparable projects during the early republic.

Maryland Historical Magazine

Author : William Hand Browne
ISBN : UCAL:B3609553
Genre : Maryland
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Guide To Reprints

Author : Albert James Diaz
ISBN : 3598239076
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The Subject Guide divides works into over 200 subject groups, facilitating targeted searches by the subject fields. Both parts of the Guide to Reprints contain an Index of Persons as Subject providing fast and reliable access to reprints focussing on specific individuals and their work. Each part also comes with an index of publishers and distributors worldwide along with all relevant information.

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Old Jamestown Across The Ages

Author : Peggy Kruse
ISBN : 154474191X
Genre : Jamestown (Mo.)
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Old Jamestown, Missouri, in far north St. Louis County, has a long and rich history that includes an American Indian settlement associated with Cahokia Mounds, land grant holders of English and Scottish heritage who arrived in the late 1700s, German immigrant farmers who came during the 1800s, and prominent wealthy families who arrived in the mid-1900s. As early as 1805, Old Jamestown ferries crossed the Missouri River to provide connections from St. Louis and Florissant to St. Charles County, which is home to Portage des Sioux, an early military outpost, and the City of St. Charles, Missouri's first state capitol. With only two miles separating the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers just to the north, Old Jamestown was also connected to Illinois locations. Today Old Jamestown has some subdivisions but development is limited because of the karst (sinkhole) topography. *** Peggy Kruse is not a historian or a professional writer but she became interested in Old Jamestown history in 2011 and in this book has compiled many of the fascinating facts and stories she came across in her research. Peggy grew up in north St. Louis and attended Cor Jesu Academy on The Hill in south St. Louis. She transitioned through several careers, including as secretary at the FAA Lambert Field Control Tower and as auditor and manager with the Defense Contract Audit Agency. After retirement in 1998, she volunteered for a variety of organizations, assisting them with accounting projects, government applications, and web sites. Peggy holds BSBA (Accounting) and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She and her husband, Ray, have two sons and four wonderful grandchildren. *** Royalties for this book will be donated to the Old Jamestown Association. *** NOTE: Page numbers in the Index should be reduced by '1' for correct number. This will be corrected for the next edition.

Curiosities Of Literature

Author : Isaac Disraeli
ISBN : UCAL:B3538127
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The Last American Frontier

Author : Frederic Logan Paxson
ISBN : 9781465602268
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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Gulliver S Travels

Author : Jonathan Swift
ISBN : 1519416458
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A satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' tales" literary genre, this is widely considered Swift's greatest work as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. Transcribed from the 1892 George Bell and Son edition.Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited ( as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

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