sent 14 researchers to assess America's historic and prehistoric sites, culminating in more than 2,500 restorations, battlefields, colonial villages, and other relics of the country's glorious and notorious past--with directions, maps, driving and walking tours, and 250 sensational pictures. The sites include standards (Lincoln Memorial, sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1922, for instance) and lesser-known secrets (such as Mary Todd Lincoln's House in Lexington, Kentucky, where she lived from 1832-1839). This volume is an uncharted national treasure for the vacationing history buff, and is also a fine pictorial reference for the desk-bound student.
A comprehensive travel handbook encompasses more than 2,500 of America's most important historic and prehistoric attractions, organized according to nine regions of the country and including full-color maps, walking and driving tours, historical overviews, and 250 full-color photographs. Original. 25,000 first printing.