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Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Southern Nevada (Images of Americ...
by Shawn Hall

Language

English

Pages

131

Publication Date

February 08, 2010

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<DIV><B>“[A] photo-packed look at Southern Nevada’s boom-and-bust civic casualties” (<I>Las Vegas Review-Journal</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> Ghost towns and mining camps are the last remaining vestiges of the Old West; there is a mystique surrounding these places that has made exploring them a pastime for many in the western United States. Nevada has more than a thousand of these boom-and-bust towns. Some are completely abandoned, while some still struggle to survive and even serve as county seats. Sadly, these wonderful places, including those covered in this volume, are constantly in danger from vandalism and neglect. Many ghost towns and mining camps have been destroyed or damaged needlessly, and those who are captivated by their charm must protect these windows into history so that they survive for future generations.<BR />  <BR /> Includes photos!<BR />  <BR /> “Few folks know as much about Nevada ghost towns as author Shawn Hall.” —<I>Nevada Appeal</I><BR />  </DIV>
The Capitals of the Confederacy: A History
by Michael C. Hardy

Language

English

Pages

131

Publication Date

April 20, 2015

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<B>“A handy, all-in-one reference on the Confederate capitals . . . Rich details and effective anecdotes . . . evok[e] a real sense of the people, places, and events” (<I>The Civil War Monitor</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> The Confederate States of America boasted five capital cities in four years. The center of the Confederate government moved from one Southern city to another, including Montgomery, Richmond, Danville, Greensboro, and Charlotte. From the heady early days of the new country to the dismal last hours of a transient government, each city played a role in the Confederate story. While some of these sites are commemorated with impressive monuments and museums, others offer scant evidence of their importance in Civil War history. Join award-winning historian Michael C. Hardy as he recounts the harrowing history of the capitals of the Confederacy.<BR />  <BR /> Includes photos!
Life on Route 66: Personal Accounts Along the Mother Road to Cali...
by , Alan Heller

Language

English

Pages

163

Publication Date

May 15, 2012

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<B>A celebration of America’s most historic highway, in words and pictures.</B><BR />  <BR /> Winding through the rugged heartland of the American West, Route 66 has resonated for generations in hardscrabble tales of hopeful seekers of new homes and new lives. It also inspired Alan and Claudia Heller, longtime residents of Duarte, a California town along Route 66, to hitch their trailer to a retirement dream and travel the road again, journeying through their home state and back to Chicago.<BR />  <BR /> They collected stories of the iconic highway, and what it means to the people who live along its way, for a series in the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. This collection retraces their journey and introduces us to some of the people and places that make Route 66 truly historic.
Colonial New England Curiosities: Remarkable Occurrences, Miracle...
by Robert A. Geake

Language

English

Pages

145

Publication Date

September 09, 2014

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<B>“The author of seven previous history books draws a portrait of the hardships and mysteries that were a part of the early settlers’ everyday lives” (<I>CoastalMags.com</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> The New World was full of unusual occurrences and strange trials for the early colonists of New England. Devastating plagues, violent conflicts with Native Americans, and freak weather ravaged whole communities. When settlers saw an array of colors dancing through the night sky, they thought the Northern Lights were a sign that their end was near. Violators of public drunkenness were forced to wear large, red embroidered “D’s” around their necks for a year under the strict laws of the colonies. Through the letters, diaries, and journals of influential figures of the time, historian Robert A. Geake uncovers the oddities and wonders that amazed New England’s pioneers.<BR />  <BR /> Includes photos!
Anna Maria Island (Images of America)
by Bonner Joy

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

January 11, 2016

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Anna Maria Island was once inhabited by Native Americans, but as the beauty became known to its first homesteader, George L. Bean, the island's destiny was to be a beacon to paradise. In spite of mangrove forests and throngs of mosquitoes, people came by boat to enjoy the white sand beaches and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with their cool onshore breezes and blazing sunsets. The Islander newspaper of the 1950s heralded, "Where life is good and the fishing is great." Anglers came from afar to test their skills against tarpon, the world's greatest game fish, and to hunt goliath grouper in the depths of Tampa Bay. Two modern bridges connected the island to the mainland in 1957, and with that the seven-mile-long island was on its way to becoming the jewel of Manatee County.
A Concise History of Florida
by James C. Clark

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 23, 2014

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<B>A quick overview of the Sunshine State’s fascinating past, with photos and illustrations included.</B><BR />  <BR /> In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first set foot on Florida’s east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that one day, centuries later, astronaut Neil Armstrong would say that Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on his return from a visit to the moon.<BR />  <BR /> This unique state has witnessed such momentous events as the 1959 arrival of the first Cuban exiles under Fidel Castro and the 1981 launch of the <I>Columbia</I>—the first space shuttle. Join historian James C. Clark as he chronicles the surprising history of the Sunshine State in this concise and captivating book.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Place...
by National Geographic

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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NatGeo takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Travel to hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, <i>Destinations of a Lifetime</i> has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience.
Himeji castle is just happy to see it: Photograph collection you ...
by Kiyotaka Noda

Language

Japanese

Pages

151

Publication Date

April 08, 2018

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Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide: Grand Canyon National Park (Col...
by James Kaiser

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

March 28, 2018

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Discover the best of <strong>Grand Canyon</strong> in this <b>award-winning</b>, full-color travel guidebook.<br /><br />From hiking to biking to river rafting, Grand Canyon National Park is filled with adventures. But without careful planning, a trip there can be overwhelming. <i>Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide</i> helps you make the most of your time in the park.<br /><br />Whatever your interests—hiking the <b>Bright Angel Trail</b>, riding mules to <b>Phantom Ranch</b>, watching sunset from <b>Hopi Point</b>, relaxing at a <b>historic lodge</b>—this gorgeous travel guidebook puts the best of Grand Canyon at your fingertips.<br /><br />Beautiful <b>color photos</b> showcase the park's best viewpoints and destinations. <br /><br />Fascinating chapters on <b>Geology</b>, <b>History</b> and <b>Wildlife</b> reveal the story behind the scenery.<br /><br /><b>Detailed maps</b> make travel planning easy.<br /><br />From <b>Havasu Canyon's</b> stunning waterfalls to incredible day hikes on the <b>North and South Rims</b>, <i>Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide</i> is the only guidebook you'll need.<br /><br />Filled with tips to save you time and money!<br /><br /><b>Winner:</b> Benjamin Franklin Award (Best Full-Color Travel Guide)<br /><br /><b>Winner:</b> Independent Publisher Book Award (Best Travel Guide)
Yosemite: The Complete Guide: Yosemite National Park (Color Trave...
by Kaiser James

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

March 28, 2018

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<strong>Yosemite National Park</strong> is the crown jewel of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. This gorgeous, <strong>full-color travel guidebook</strong> reveals the highlights and hidden gems of Yosemite — detailing everything you need to make the most of your time in the park.<br /><br /><em>Over 65 five-star reviews for previous editions!</em><br /><br />Whatever your interests — hiking past <b>stunning waterfalls</b>, strolling through <b>giant sequoia groves</b>, watching sunset from <b>incredible viewpoints</b>, relaxing at a <b>historic lodge</b> — <i>Yosemite: The Complete Guide</i> puts the best of the park at your fingertips.<br /><br />Beautiful <b>color photos</b> showcase Yosemite's best destinations.<br /><br />Fascinating chapters on <b>Geology</b>, <b>History</b> and <b>Wildlife</b> reveal the story behind the scenery.<br /><br /><b>Detailed Maps</b> make travel planning easy.<br /><br />Filled with travel tips to save you time and money!<br /><br />From stunning waterfalls in <b>Yosemite Valley</b> to incredible hikes in the <b>High Sierra</b>, <i>Yosemite: The Complete Guide</i> is the only travel guide you need.

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