Highway History And Back Road Mystery

Highway History And Back Road Mystery

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by Nick Russell
     
 

There Is Adventure Waiting Just Off The Highway!
Speeding down an Interstate highway is no way to see America.

For a real taste of our history, our culture, and adventure, you have to travel the back roads, far away from toll booths and rest area service plazas. That is where you will discover the interesting locations and fascinating stories no tourist

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There Is Adventure Waiting Just Off The Highway!
Speeding down an Interstate highway is no way to see America.

For a real taste of our history, our culture, and adventure, you have to travel the back roads, far away from toll booths and rest area service plazas. That is where you will discover the interesting locations and fascinating stories no tourist bureau will ever tell you about.

For years, Nick and Terry Russell have traveled America's back roads in search of the little known historical sites, oddball museums, and unsolved mysteries that never make it to the evening news. Come along for the ride as they explore small towns and discover wonderful bits of trivia and the stories buried along the back roads.

Stories like that of West Virginia's Zona Hester Shue, the Greenbrier Ghost, who came back from the grave to see her killer brought to justice. Or the mystery of who is buried in Daniel Boone's tomb. Two states, Missouri and Kentucky, both claim to be the final resting place of the pioneer explorer.

We've all heard of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. But have you ever heard of John Henry Wisdom, the Paul Revere of the South? During the Civil War, Wisdom made a longer nighttime ride than Revere did, alerting the countryside of an approaching Union army. Everybody knows about the Great Chicago Fire, which killed some 300 people. On the very same night, the entire town of Peshtigo, in northern Wisconsin, was destroyed, with ten times as many lives lost!

Stories like this, along with the little-known tales of an Old West outlaw who became famous only years after he fell to a posse's guns; of a dead man who led a wagon train over the Oregon Trail; of America's only "king"; of ghosts who still haunt an old prison; of battlefields; of lady spies; historic forts; gamblers; lawmen; ancient mysteries. These stories and more await you on lonely two lane roads in every corner of America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151706377
Publisher:
Nick Russell
Publication date:
05/06/2015
Series:
Highway History , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

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