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Northern California History Weekends

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From the accidental discovery of gold to the ongoing battle to save the mighty redwoods, Northern California's history is filled with larger-than-life personalities, awe-inspiring landscapes, and fascinating tales of courage and innovation. Although the stories behind these historic touchstones may not be familiar to all, their legacy endures today through well-known landmarks and lesser-known historic gems. This guide takes you behind-the-scenes to fifty-two historic treasures and shows you how to create your ...
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Overview

From the accidental discovery of gold to the ongoing battle to save the mighty redwoods, Northern California's history is filled with larger-than-life personalities, awe-inspiring landscapes, and fascinating tales of courage and innovation. Although the stories behind these historic touchstones may not be familiar to all, their legacy endures today through well-known landmarks and lesser-known historic gems. This guide takes you behind-the-scenes to fifty-two historic treasures and shows you how to create your own weekend adventure in history, with detailed directions to each site and suggestions for what to see, the best times to go, and where to eat and stay. From excursions for the serious historian to casual outings for the whole family, let Northern California History Weekends take you on a historic journey every weekend of the year! (6 x 9, 256 pages, b&w photos, maps)

Bronze Winner of the 2002 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award for Guidebooks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762710768
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Series: History Weekends Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 802,040
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Foster is a travel writer who lives in Berkeley, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2001

    Fun and Informative

    Sometimes the road to adventure could start from your own backyard. If you have an itch for adventure, Lee Foster shows you the way! This book gave me insights about places that I wish to explore. The book is practical and well organized.

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