New York State's Covered Bridges (Postcard History Series)

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New York State's Covered Bridges explores the old timbered spans that crossed New York waters. The state at one time had more than two hundred fifty such bridges; today, it has only twenty four original covered bridges remaining, plus some replicas. Vintage postcards, many of which are extremely rare, bring back into view the old ones, beginning with the first built in 1807, and ending with those of the mid-1900s.
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Overview


New York State's Covered Bridges explores the old timbered spans that crossed New York waters. The state at one time had more than two hundred fifty such bridges; today, it has only twenty four original covered bridges remaining, plus some replicas. Vintage postcards, many of which are extremely rare, bring back into view the old ones, beginning with the first built in 1807, and ending with those of the mid-1900s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738535920
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2004
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,411,964
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard Wilson is the president, historian, and publications editor of the New York State Covered Bridge Society. Every year since 1970, he and his wife have led tours along covered bridge routes in New York or New England and beyond. He has been collecting historic postcards since the 1960s, and his images have appeared in historic publications, calendars, and a guidebook.
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