Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania
Author: Anthony Fredericks
Publisher/Date: Countryman Press (c. 2013)
Format/Condition: New paperback book in Fine condition. 332 pages. Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white.
Description: 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.
There are 16 tours that will bring the past alive and each chapter presents an itinerary for a road trip or walking tour designed to last several hours, an entire day, a weekend, or several days that is suitable for adult or families with children. Some tours offer traditional tourist destinations; others feature lesser-known historical sites throughout the region. Chock full of extras: Fast Facts, Helpful Hints, photos, tour highlights, suggestions for combining tours-this book is almost as much fun to read and make plans as it is to get out on the road!