There is no place in our country more saturated with history than the region celebrated in this fascinating book. Along the Route 15 corridor southward from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, through the eastern edge of West Virginia, western Maryland, and down through Virginia, four centuries of the nation's past are on display. It's a part of the world that has given u 11,000 years of Native American history and 400 years of European, American, and African-American heritage. Nine U. S. presidential homes grace the rolling foothills, along with two World Heritage sites, 49 National Historic districts, and more than a million acres on the National Register of Historic Places. From Jefferson's extraordinary hilltop estate, Monticello, to dozens of decisive battlefields of the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Civil War, this is the place where American history we made and its ideals born.
With fascinating and informative text, superb photography, and evocative selection of artifacts, this wonderful book summons up each era of the American experience as it was lived in the realm where it first took root.
Journey Through Hallowed Ground
|Title||Journey Through Hallowed Ground|
|Title added entry||Birthplace Of The American Ideal|
|Publisher||National Geographic Society|