Touring the East Tennessee Backroads, 2nd edition

Touring the East Tennessee Backroads, 2nd edition

by Sakowski
     
 

The historical facts in the first edition of Touring the East Tennessee Backroads have not changed much since the book was first published in 1993, but highway construction and development has altered the routes of the 13 tours. For this second edition, the author drove over 3,000 miles to update the tours where people such as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, SamSee more details below

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The historical facts in the first edition of Touring the East Tennessee Backroads have not changed much since the book was first published in 1993, but highway construction and development has altered the routes of the 13 tours. For this second edition, the author drove over 3,000 miles to update the tours where people such as Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, Sequoyah, Nancy Ward, and Clarence Darrow once traveled the same backroads.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
In her discussion of eastern Tennessee, Sakowski ( Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads , Blair, 1990) here reveals such surprises as where miniature golf was invented and where the first nationally distributed country-and-western records were recorded. She lingers over the characters, economics, and battles that have put this part of the country on the map. In a format similar to WPA's Guide to Tennessee (Univ. of Tennessee Pr., 1986. reprint), Sakowski gives precise directions to many historic locations, picnic areas, and scenic views of untraveled Tennessee. She drops some startling remarks, such as, ``When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, . . . most of . . . Oak Ridge was stunned to learn that . . . their whole community was centered around producing this bomb.'' These stories hold the reader's interest. Recommended for libraries having patrons living in and visiting eastern Tennessee.-- Carolyn L. Stoddard, New Hampshire Tech. Inst. Lib., Concord

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895873507
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Touring the Backroads Series
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
916,007
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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