Category: Travel & Transportation


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Reading the Road: U.S. 40 and the American Landscape

By: Schlereth, Thomas J.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press:

Seller ID: 499459

ISBN: 0-87049-945-9

Condition: 1997 176 pp., Illustrations , paperback / softcover, University of Tennessee Press

Once known as the National Highway, U.S. 40 has long been a major east-west route across America. In this fascinating and profusely illustrated book, Thomas J. Schlereth explores the historic landscapes and cultural legacies that are evident alongside the 156 miles of the highway that bisect central Indiana.Now updated for this paperback edition, Reading the Road was originally published in 1985 under the title U.S. 40: A Roadscape of the American Experience and was ... View more info

Fantastic Filling Stations

By: N/A

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Motorbooks International:

Seller ID: 310645

Condition: Motorbooks International

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Stage-Coach and Tavern Days

By: Alice Morse Earle

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: E0820

ISBN: 788408208

Condition: (1900), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 520 pp, Heritage Books, Inc

A comprehensive study, both light-hearted and serious, of the enormous role of taverns and modes of travel in colonial culture. Some of the chapters discuss the Puritan ordinary, the tavern landlord, tavern fare and tavern ways, signs and symbols, the tavern in war, packhorse and conestoga wagon, early stage-coaches and other vehicles, the romance of the road, the pains of stage-coach travel, knights of the road and tavern ghosts. A fun, fascinating book! View more info

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Law for the Elephant: Property & Social Behavior on the Overland Trail

By: John Phillip Reid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Huntington Library: 1996

Seller ID: 281640

ISBN: 0873281640

Condition: 448 pages, 6 x 9, 1 map, 7 line illustrations, Huntington Library

For most of their journey, travelers on the overland trail to California in the 1840s and 1850s were beyond the reach of the law and its enforcers, the police and the courts. Yet, not only did the law play a large role in life on the trail, it was a law hardly distinguishable from the one the emigrants had left behind. John Phillip Reid demonstrates how seriously overlanders regarded the rights of property and personal ownership when they went west as he explores their d... View more info