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Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway
     

Along the River Road: Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway

by Mary Ann Sternberg
 

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Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked

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Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana's River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked destinations. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour—upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west—the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor.

Sternberg's abiding appreciation of the area's allure—garnered over twenty years of visiting—produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. In this new edition, she again encourages travelers to experience the many treasures of this wondrous byway for themselves, seeing how much it has changed over the last decade.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The River Road, about 100 miles of rural routes on the east and west sides of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is rich in history, culture, and legends of the people who lived near it. Sternberg, a writer and public relations consultant living in Baton Rouge, presents a broad overview of the settlements and culture that evolved along the River Road since the early days of French and Spanish colonies. Half history, half guidebook, her work is a delightful excursion into the past. It alternates chapters overviewing the history of the area and peoples, agriculture and industry, architectural styles and wildlife with brief descriptions of notable areas of interest. The work features several side trips. This portable reference would make any meander along the River Road more enjoyable and meaningful. Recommended for public libraries. (Index and map not seen.)Janine Reid, Jefferson Cty. P.L., Lakewood, Coll.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807150627
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
745,240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Sternberg is a writer and public relations consultant with a deep love of south Louisiana's history and culture and an abiding delight in exploring the world. She lives in Baton Rouge.

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