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America's National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History

America's National Historic Trails: Walking the Trails of History


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An inspirational bucket list for hikers, history buffs, armchair travelers, and all those who wish to walk in the hallowed footsteps of American history.


From the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery, this is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails. These trails range from 54 miles to more than 5,000 and feature historic and interpretive sites to be explored on foot and sometimes by paddle, sail, bicycle, horse, or by car on backcountry roads. Totaling 37,000 miles through 41 states, our entire national experience comes to life on these trails—from Native American history to the settlement of the colonies, westward expansion, and civil rights—and they are beautifully depicted in this large-format volume.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847868858
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 10/13/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 235,766
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Karen Berger is the author of 13 other books on hiking. She has hiked more than 18,000 miles all over the world, including thru-hikes of the Triple Crown trails (the AT, PCT, and CDT). She is publisher and editor of the award-winning travel Photographer Bart Smith is the first person to walk all 11 national scenic trails and 19 national historic trails—over 35,000 miles of America's landscape. He is the sole photographer of 10 books showcasing America's national trails. Together, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan have created some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) connects trail organizations and federal agency partners to further the protection, completion, and stewardship of the 19 National Historic and 11 National Scenic Trails, within the National Trails System.

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