Delaware River Scenic Byway

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The river, the road, the rails, and the ribbon of canal—these four parallel transportation arteries define the historic corridor that is the Delaware River Scenic Byway. From the French and Indian Wars and the definitive Battle of Trenton in the colony of New Jersey to the mule-drawn barges, river steamboats, and puffing steam engines of the coal-fired Industrial Revolution, this corridor supported the formation and growth of the country. From the barracks and battlefields of Trenton to the mills and farms of Prallsville and Frenchtown, the modern visitor can trace an explosion of invention and ingenuity. Delaware River Scenic Byway showcases the rich industrial, commercial, and recreational history of this landmark New Jersey roadway.
ISBN: 9781467121262
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The authors represent various aspects of the river and the byway. Marion M. Kyde, PhD, is author of several greenway and resource conservation studies in the Delaware Valley and former president of Delaware River Greenway Partnership, the sponsor of the byway; Edith S. Sharp, executive director of the Delaware River Mill Society, and Stephanie Fox, resource interpretive specialist for the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, are founding members of the Byway Steering Committee; and Keith Strunk, author, director, and theater manager, is a lifelong river town resident. Sharp is also a Delaware River Valley artist and administrator of the byway. Images from this title were culled from historic sites along the byway and from personal collections.
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