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Maine Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Pine Tree State by Matthew P. Mayo

By Matthew P. Mayo

citizens and viewers alike will locate a lot to reflect on and revel in inside those pages, for Maine Icons is made from 50 chapters choked with millions of evidence and enormous quantities of full-color pictures of "iconic" humans, locations, occasions, meals, animals, traditions, and extra from all issues of the compass within the Pine Tree State. 

What makes Maine Maine? With this interesting selection of photographs, anecdotes, and little-known evidence, discover the tale at the back of fifty of the Pine Tree State's best-known and loved icons, similar to lobsters, blueberries, Paul Bunyan, Moody's Diner, Baxter country Park, Portland, beanpole beans, Poland Spring Water, blackflies, Acadia nationwide Park, whoopee pies, and such a lot of more!

Native Mainers and first-time viewers alike will cherish Maine Icons, a undying get together of the Pine Tree State's awesome good looks and incomparable spirit.

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Mississippi's Civil War Battlefields by Randy Bishop

By Randy Bishop

among the years of 1862 and 1864, Mississippi used to be the positioning of such conflicts because the conflict of Corinth and the Siege of Vicksburg. This heritage e-book covers the fourteen significant skirmishes that happened in the Magnolia kingdom through the Civil battle and provides an in depth description of every location’s present country of renovation. the upkeep of those websites are essential to memorialize the greater than 80,000 forgotten males who fought in those battles.

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Legendary Locals of Dracut by Rebecca A. Duda,Maj. Everett Henry

By Rebecca A. Duda,Maj. Everett Henry

demonstrated in 1669 as a small farming village at the banks of the Merrimack River, Dracut�s early settlers made their mark throughout the American Revolution. From French nobleman Louis Ansart, who turned an American citizen and settled within the sector, to Dracut�s personal Joseph Bradley Varnum, town performed a pivotal position within the founding of the state. extra lately, Dracut remains to be the house of modern day patriots comparable to Michael Monahan, who left collage to serve within the Vietnam conflict, and Capt. John Ogonowski, who gave his lifestyles on September eleven, 2001. Dracut has been domestic to varied different neighborhood legends�Dr. Christos Daoulas used to be the longest-serving Massachusetts college superintendent, and Dennis Piendak oversaw extraordinary progress and enlargement in the course of his 28 years as city supervisor. Dracut was once additionally domestic to the indomitable Polly Urquhart, whose identify now graces the nook the place her shop as soon as stood; Rev. Larry Zimmerman, the pastor of the outdated Yellow assembly residence for 33 years; and Edmund Murphy, the dean of Massachusetts highschool soccer coaches. those are the various many impressive those that got here from a city that used to be often called easily �the wildernesse north of the Merrimac.�

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A Guide to Historic New Haven, Connecticut (History & Guide) by Colin M. Caplan

By Colin M. Caplan

writer Colin M. Caplan is a local of recent Haven and an lively member of the neighborhood structure and protection neighborhood. He based Magrisso area of expertise, a design-based consulting enterprise devoted to fostering understanding of latest Haven's cultural assets. This booklet information eighteen walks and 9 guided driving/biking excursions round the city.

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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide New York City by DK


DK Eyewitness go back and forth relatives advisor big apple City will give you the simplest issues to work out and do on a kin vacation within the manhattan, from vacationing outstanding points of interest reminiscent of the Empire country construction and the Statue of Liberty to exploring the treasures housed within the American Museum of usual heritage and the Museum of contemporary paintings, and brings these locations alive for kids with enjoyable proof, quizzes, and cartoons.

The significant points of interest are handled as "hub" locations and are by way of locations of curiosity close to the "hub," perfect for making plans your day forward. those provide a practical in addition to stress-free itinerary, giving young ones a true perception into the vacation spot, yet balanced with possibilities to permit off steam at a close-by park or playground. the entire functional info you wish seems along the sight, together with transportation info, funds advice, age variety suitability, and the place to devour. DK Eyewitness go back and forth kinfolk consultant ny City is bursting with insider wisdom and loaded with principles for actions that may interact youngsters, from "Medieval" treasure hunts on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings to ice-skating in valuable Park in wintry weather. in the meantime, the main family-friendly, best-value lodging recommendations were selected with kin budgets and desires in mind.

Full-color all through, with targeted maps of the most sightseeing parts for simple navigation and the entire useful details you would like for a enjoyable, relaxing kinfolk vacation.

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Legendary Locals of Yosemite National Park and Mariposa by Leroy Radanovich

By Leroy Radanovich

In 1846, Thomas Larkin, American council normal to the Mexican executive in California, bought a Mexican land provide, Las Mariposas, for Col. John C. Fremont. The supply consisted of 10 sq. leagues of grazing land situated close to the Merced River and west of the Sierra. In 1848, while California turned the ownership of the us, the treaty referred to as for the popularity of preexisting delivers. Gold was once came across within the foothills of the Sierra that very same 12 months. Fremont floated his questionable Mexican furnish into the gold discovery zone. With the formation of the nation of California in 1850, one of many unique counties was once named Mariposa, Spanish for �butterflies.� positioned in the county was once the Fremont supply and lots more and plenty of the but undiscovered Yosemite area of the Sierra. Encounters with local american citizens close to the mining camps bring about the formation of the Mariposa Battalion, and a look for the natives ended in the yank discovery of Yosemite Valley. hence, it used to be custodians and photographers reminiscent of Charles Leander Weed, Carlton E Watkins, J.J. Riley, George Fiske, Ansel Adams, etc that interpreted and brought Yosemite to the world.

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Frommer's Maine Coast (Complete Guide) by Brian Kevin

By Brian Kevin

You’ll by no means fall into vacationer traps should you go back and forth with Frommer's. Doing so is like having a depended on pal express you round, taking you to the areas locals like most sensible. That’s simply because our guidebooks, not like a lot of the contest, are written by way of resident experts—like Brian Kevin, the writer of Frommer’s Maine Coast, and the coping with editor of Down East journal. during this hugely opinionated publication, he’ll assist you kind throughout the techniques so that you can tailor a holiday that’s correct for you.

Frommer’s Maine Coast covers all the region’s highlights—from the easiest shores and lobster rolls to the main scenic areas to hike, kayak, and sail. The ebook provides in-depth recommendation on easy methods to take on the wondrous Acadia nationwide Park, the foodie scene in Portland, such small-town gem stones as York Village, Camden, Castine, and more.

Our consultant proudly contains:
•Exact costs for each venue and job indexed, so there’s by no means any guessing or nasty surprises
•Detailed maps all through, plus a convenient pullout map
•Savvy, hard-hitting studies of eating places, resorts, sights, buying, and nightlife in all rate levels, from luxe to backpacker-friendly
•Helpful prompt itineraries so that you could make the main of your holiday time

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