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Historical Trails Of Eastern Pennsylvania

Author : Anthony D. Fredericks
ISBN : 9781581571837
Genre : Travel
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A terrific guide to the history of Eastern Pennsylvania and its environs. Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania takes visitors through Revolutionary War battle sites; past Civil War encampments sites; up and over ancient, coal-rich mountain ranges; through one-of-a-kind history museums; and along back roads filled with quaint covered bridges and barns displaying hex signs. Part guidebook and part odyssey, it is a panoply of you-are-there history, richly textured landscapes, and old tales made new for adventurous travelers. As well as offering deep explorations of eastern Pennsylvania for residents and visitors, this book will delight armchair travelers who enjoy compelling narration. Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than 100 books, including a host of children’s books, teacher resource guides, and Desert Dinosaurs (Countryman). He is a longtime resident of PA and a professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania.

Rail Trails Pennsylvania New Jersey And New York

Author : Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
ISBN : 9780899976679
Genre : Travel
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Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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ISBN : UCBK:C057767936
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The Lincoln Trail In Pennsylvania

Author : Bradley R. Hoch
ISBN : 9780271058412
Genre : History
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What is the Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania? It is the story of Abraham Lincoln in the Keystone State&—the chronicle of where he went, what he did, and what he said in the state. The trail begins with Lincoln's Pennsylvania ancestors, moves on to his travels, public appearances, and speeches, and concludes with his funeral train in 1865. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania tells a story for the reader, but it is also a guide for those who would travel the state figuratively or literally, to recover the memory of America's sixteenth president. The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania transports the reader back in time to key moments in Lincoln's public life. In 1846, at the age of thirty-seven, Lincoln was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Using mileage that Lincoln claimed for his trip, available routes, duration of the journey, and average speeds, Bradley Hoch is the first to establish the probable route Lincoln followed on his way from Illinois to Washington, D.C. Hoch concludes that he traveled by steamboat along the Ohio and Monongahela Rivers and by stagecoach on the National Road into Maryland. After Lincoln was elected president in November 1860, he transformed his inaugural journey from Springfield to Washington into a grand railroad tour of northern cities, hoping to cement the people's loyalty to the Union and to himself. His inaugural train, the first of its kind, made several stops in Pennsylvania. Hoch follows Lincoln throughout his journey, including the dramatic last leg&—the &"secret night train&"&—when Allan Pinkerton and his agents, determined to protect Lincoln from would-be assassins, cut telegraph lines and sidetracked trains in order to spirit him safely from Harrisburg to Washington. Hoch recovers symbolic moments, none more moving than Lincoln's funeral train as it stopped in several Pennsylvania cities, including York, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Erie. In Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell was placed at the head of Lincoln's coffin when it lay in Independence Hall. As more than one hundred thousand mourners passed by, the bell's inscription memorialized his life: &"Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof.&" Rarely seen photographs, engravings, and maps enrich this illuminating volume. In the final chapter, Hoch offers a guide of sites to visit in present-day Pennsylvania, making The Lincoln Trail in Pennsylvania a welcome book for a wide range of readers interested in American history.

Explorer S Guide 50 Hikes In Eastern Pennsylvania From The Mason Dixon Line To The Poconos And North Mountain Fifth Edition Explorer S 50 Hikes

Author : Tom Thwaites
ISBN : 9780881509977
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The mountain ranges of North Carolina are distinguished by steep gorges, spectacular waterfalls, lush forests, open vistas, and temperate weather, making them a popular hiking destination in every season. This updated edition offers day hikes for all abilities, including an underground hike through an old gold mine and a climb to the top of the highest peak on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Historical anecdotes and natural history information round out the package.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89110490869
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History Of Allegheny County Pennsylvania Including Its Early Settlement And Progress To The Present Time Volume 1 Part 2

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ISBN : 9780788446139
Genre : Allegheny County (Pa.)
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The Historical Trail

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ISBN : WISC:89067372979
Genre : Methodist Church
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The Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015028977653
Genre : Pennsylvania
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Invisible Indians Native Americans In Pennsylvania

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