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Beach to Bluegrass: Places to Brake on Virginia's Longest Road
     

Beach to Bluegrass: Places to Brake on Virginia's Longest Road

by Joe Tennis
 
Following U.S. Route 58 for 500 miles across Virginia, this motoring guide promises a journey with stops at haunted hotels, covered bridges, lighthouses, waterfalls, mile-high mountains, Civil War sites, and seven state parks. The detailed directions and photos will lead travelers from sea level in the Tidewater region, through the

Overview

Following U.S. Route 58 for 500 miles across Virginia, this motoring guide promises a journey with stops at haunted hotels, covered bridges, lighthouses, waterfalls, mile-high mountains, Civil War sites, and seven state parks. The detailed directions and photos will lead travelers from sea level in the Tidewater region, through the Piedmont, to the Blue Ridge Highlands before they turn to the southwest. The paths of many famous Americans are explored along this corridor, including those of Johnny Cash, Jefferson Davis, Douglas MacArthur, Gregory Peck, and George Washington, and many more odd and tempting stops beckon from listings such as "Confederate Graffiti," "The Real Mayberry," and "Fake Lake." A bibliography and list of resources are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570723230
Publisher:
Overmountain Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are Saying About This

Tom Netherland
"As opposed to simply highlighting a slew of neat places to visit, Tennis includes stories with each locale."--(Tom Netherland, Bristol Herald Courier)
Cara Ellen Modisett
"Beach to Bluegrass captures a cross-section of Virginia's legends and the colorful characters who inspired them."--(Cara Ellen Modisett, author of "Blue Ridge Parkway Impressions")
David McGee
"In Beach to Bluegrass, author Joe Tennis unlocks the hidden treasures of Virginia's version of Route 66."--(David McGee, author of "Bristol Dragway")
Clifford Jeffery
"The book covers 58 points of interest along Route 58, from Virginia Beach in the east, to the Cumberland Gap in the west."--(Clifford Jeffery, Kingsport Times-News)
Gloria Oster
"This book will bring much delight. The work makes Route 58 accessible by couch or by car."--(Gloria Oster, A! Magazine for the Arts)

Meet the Author

Joe Tennis is an award-winning features writer, photographer, and columnist for the Bristol Herald Courier as well as a frequent contributor to Appalachian Voice, Blue Ridge Country magazineand Marquee magazine. He lives in Abingdon, Virginia.

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