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Great Lodges of the West
     

Great Lodges of the West

by Christine Barnes, David Morris (Photographer), Fred Pflughoft (Photographer)
 
Creating National Parks of the most spectacular areas in the country was a uniquely American idea. Early rail tycoons built the first magnificient lodges in these beautiful settings, and the newly formed National Park Service had the vision to promote others. And the American people loved these great Lodges.

There are hundreds of lodges, inns and hotels in America

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Creating National Parks of the most spectacular areas in the country was a uniquely American idea. Early rail tycoons built the first magnificient lodges in these beautiful settings, and the newly formed National Park Service had the vision to promote others. And the American people loved these great Lodges.

There are hundreds of lodges, inns and hotels in America's West, but only a handful of historic Great Lodges. Through stunning color photographs, historical pictures and well documented text, Great Lodges of the Westtells the story of these superb treasures and the men and women who built them.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Travel writer Barnes has done an outstanding job of capturing a moment in the history of our national parks when architects, builders, artists, and even park officials dreamed big but knew there was no way they could surpass the natural beauty surrounding their edifices. The author brings to life the grandeur and majesty of archaic lodges such as the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite; Prince of Wales Lodge in Waterton, Canada; and Old Faithful Lodge in Yellowstone. Readers planning trips to the eight parks, one national forest, and one national monument presented here will want to bring along a copy of this book. They will be reading about the legacy of a bygone era and of the masterpieces by often unknown architects that have survived the ravages of time, weather, and government. Highly recommended.Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg AFB Lib., Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780965392419
Publisher:
W W West, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.70(d)

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