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A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee

by James A. Hoobler The History Press (February 01, 2008)

Get ready to experience the Music City with this guide of one of the most culturally and historically rich cities in the Southeast.

Whether you're a local or a tourist, this guide will come in handy. Enjoy 11...

Vintage Outer Banks

by Sarah Downing The History Press (September 11, 2008)

In this never-before-assembled collection of lost landmarks, historian Sarah Downing evokes the Outer Banks of yesteryear.

Drawn from the vast collections of the Outer Banks History Center and from locals mourning...

The Long Island Motor Parkway

by Howard Kroplick & Al Velocci Arcadia Publishing (September 01, 2008)

The Long Island Motor Parkway was constructed at a pivotal time in American history, and it often considered a precursor to the modern highway system.

A forerunner of the modern highway system, the Long Island...

The Chicago 77: A Community Area Handbook

by Mary Zangs The History Press (July 01, 2014)

With over two hundred neighborhoods divided into seventy-seven community areas, Chicago offers a dazzling and daunting challenge to ambitious tourists and lifelong citizens.

Anyone who's never been to Chicago...

A Gullah Guide to Charleston

by Alphonso Brown The History Press (May 09, 2008)

Enjoy three accessible walking tours and a bonus driving tour through places relevant to the rich and varied contributions of black Charlestonians.

Author Alphonso Brown, owner and operator of Gullah Tours, Inc.,...

A Guide to Newport's Cliff Walk

by Ed Morris The History Press (May 19, 2009)

From the grand majesty of the Breakers to the beautiful proportions of Rosecliff, these houses are enduring reminders of the architectural flowering of the Gilded Age.

Where the salty air mingles with the far-off...

Columbus Neighborhoods

by Tom Betti, Ed Lentz & Doreen Uhas Sauer The History Press (October 01, 2013)

Discover the stories behind historic Columbus neighborhoods and their engaging landmarks.

The community centers that locals call home aren't just points of interest but places that have shaped history beyond...

Haunted Franklin Castle

by William G. Krejci & John W. Myers The History Press (October 02, 2017)

Behind its iron gates, the Victorian-era structure of Franklin Castle harbors rumors of everything from insanity to mass murder.

For more than half a century, the castle's dark façade has lured curiosity seekers...

Florida Oranges

by Erin Thursby The History Press (September 30, 2019)

The first orange groves, planted in St. Augustine in the 1500s by Ponce de León, were the precursor to what would become an integral part of Florida's identity.

Orange groves slowly spread across the state,...

A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Hidden History

by Jeanne Fogle & Edward Fogle The History Press (April 30, 2009)

Get off the National Mall and enjoy nine walking and driving tours of Washington, D. C. 's historic neighborhoods. A must-have for visitors and residents alike.

Discover the hidden history of the nation's capital...

Wicked Newport

by Dr. Thomas Barker, Dr. Gary W. Potter & Jenna Meglen The History Press (October 10, 2008)

Controlled by the heavy hand of the mob and fueled by government corruption, Newport evolved through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries into a notoriously robust center of criminal activity.

With top political...

DC by Metro

by Michelle Goldchain The History Press (April 15, 2019)

This ultimate guide to the most notable historic sites in and around Washington is perfect for transit-oriented tourists and residents alike.

Explore every museum, monument, mural and more - each within walking...

A History Lover's Guide to Detroit

by Karin Risko & Rodney L. Arroyo The History Press (November 12, 2018)

Detroit's auto heritage is known worldwide, but this fascinating city's history runs much deeper.

Step inside the tiny recording studio where Berry Gordy, a young entrepreneur who faced tremendous prejudice,...

The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking Through the Bared and Bended Arm

by J. North Conway The History Press (March 01, 2008)

The history of Cape Cod including the creation of the iconic New England landmark, The Cape Cod Canal.

The cradle of New England's shipping doubled as its casket, earning the sailing route around Cape Cod the...

The Seneca Army Depot: Fighting Wars from the New York Home Front

by Walter Gable & Carolyn Zogg The History Press (November 06, 2012)

Even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began to prepare to enter World War II.

When the army decided to build a depot in Seneca County in 1941, dozens of families were given only days to vacate...

Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.

by Michael Curtis The History Press (January 15, 2018)

For architecture aficinados and historians, this comprehensive view of the statues, monuments and architectural plans of Washington DC provides an exciting insight into our federal city.

Author Michael Curtis...

The Pennsylvania Turnpike

by Mitchell E. Dakelman & Neal A. Schorr Arcadia Publishing (June 16, 2004)

See how the Pennsylvania Turnpike proved the doubters wrong and came to be known as the World's Greatest Highway.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is one of the best-known highways in the United States. Most Pennsylvania...

Route 66 in Illinois

by Joe Sonderman & Cheryl Eichar Jett Arcadia Publishing (June 09, 2014)

Route 66 goes through the heart of Illinois: between the great cities of Chicago and St. Louis, there are 300 miles of adventure, history, culinary delights, and quirky attractions.

This is the "Land of Lincoln"...

Landmarks & Historic Sites of Long Island

by Ralph F. Brady The History Press (July 17, 2012)

New York's Long Island is long on history from land to sea! Ralph Brady covers well known and unknown sites, events, homes, places and people.

Everyone lucky enough to live on Long Island already knows that it's...

The Forts of Maine: Silent Sentinels of the Pine Tree State

by Harry Gratwick & Joel Eastman The History Press (March 12, 2013)

Join local author Harry Gratwick as he uncovers stories of adventure and bravery from the forts of Maine.

Whether dotting the coastline, guarding the banks of the Kennebec or defending the Canadian border, Maine's...

Lost Attractions of Hampton Roads

by Nancy E. Sheppard The History Press (June 10, 2019)

Take a trip down memory lane to beloved destinations for fun and families across Virginia's tidewater.

Cruise the rails of Ocean View Amusement Park's "The Rocket" roller coaster, dig for fossils at Hampton's...

Fort Pitt

by Brady J. Crytzer & Alan Gutchess The History Press (March 11, 2012)

Learn more about Fort Pitt, a key military bastion of the American Revolution and guard of the Western "frontier", Pittsburgh, through this vivid illustrated history.

With vivid detail, historian Brady Crytzer...

Cleveland in the Gilded Age

by Dan Ruminski & Alan Dutka The History Press (November 27, 2012)

Cleveland storyteller Dan Ruminski discovered that the 6 acres under his home were originally part of a 1,400-acre grand estate known as the Circle W Farm.

The impressive estate was created by Walter White, founding...

George Washington's Virginia

by John R. Maass The History Press (April 10, 2017)

George Washington was first and foremost a Virginian. Born in the state's Tidewater region, he was reared near Fredericksburg and took up residence at Mount Vernon along the Potomac River.

As a young surveyor,...

The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories

by Don Perkins The History Press (September 04, 2012)

Although humble in their function, these carefully crafted barns have shaped the landscape of Maine for centuries.

Built long before the days of plastic and plywood, the barns have survived for generations, each...

A Guide to Historic New Haven, Connecticut

by Colin M. Caplan The History Press (November 19, 2007)

New Haven was the first planned city in the United States, and thus, it has an incredible array of buildings from every point in time from American history.

Not only does New Haven have time on its side, but...

Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue

by Sharon Foster Jones The History Press (February 27, 2012)

Named for the famous Spanish explorer who was said to have discovered the Fountain of Youth, Atlanta's Ponce de Leon Avenue began as a simple country road that conveyed visitors to the famous healing springs....

A History Lover's Guide to Washington, D.C.

by Alison Fortier The History Press (May 06, 2014)

Join author Alison Fortier for a walk through our United States Capital and it's iconic locations.

This tour of the nation's capital goes beyond the traditional guidebook to offer a historical journey through...

Egmont Key

by Donald H. Thompson & Carol Thompson The History Press (August 14, 2012)

Quirky, unique, and unexpected, the history of Ermony Key comes to life in rare historic images.

Egmont Key has been a sentinel for ships entering Tampa Bay from the Gulf of Mexico for hundreds of years. Early...

Fort Ticonderoga

by Carl R. Crego Arcadia Publishing (July 08, 2004)

A fascinating history of Fort Ticonderoga, which played an important role in both the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution.

Called "the Key to the Continent" and "the Gibraltar of the North,"...

The Glory Years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

by Mitchell E. Dakelman & Neal A. Schorr Arcadia Publishing (December 05, 2016)

Take a journey on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - the "superhighway" that went from one generation's tourist destination to the ridicule of another's.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike opened to traffic on October 1, 1940....

Riverview Amusement Park

by Dolores Haugh Arcadia Publishing (September 01, 2004)

Through an extensive collection of never-before published images, author Dolores Haugh chronicles the tale of this impressive chapter of Chicago history.

Every summer from 1904 to 1967, for 63 years, Riverview...

The Inland Water Route

by Matthew J. Friday Arcadia Publishing (May 17, 2010)

From its humble beginnings as a trading route for Native Americans, Northern Michigan's Inland Route has become one of the most scenic and memorable voyages anywhere in America.

As a series of interconnected...

The Statue of Liberty

by Barry Moreno Arcadia Publishing (November 10, 2004)

Feel the power of Lady Liberty!

The Statue of Liberty is an awesome visual journey that begins with the fantastic proposal of a French professor to give the United States a monument to commemorate the Revolutionary...

Great Lakes Naval Training Station

by Therese Gonzalez Arcadia Publishing (April 14, 2008)

The historic Great Lakes Naval Training Station was authorized as a "training ship on land" in 1904.

The base opened on July 1, 1911, and the first class of 300 U.S. sailors graduated four months later in a grand...