The Road Less Traveled: Forgotten Historic Highways of New England

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Follow the author as he explores the once bustling stagecoach routes and turnpikes that crisscrossed communities throughout New England. Now quiet country lanes in the age of superhighways, traveling these routes today lets us explore the houses and buildings that still remain, and learn the history of the these homes and businesses, of the people who lived and worked within the communities these roads connected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Each journey conveys a detailed description of the route and acts as a guide, as well as providing the history of the road. Long an avid hiker and kayaker, the author also provides information about those opportunities along the routes he has chosen, as well as suggestions for lodging, camping, and eating along the journey on some of the most picturesque roads in New England.
ISBN: 9781634991988
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Rhode Island
Series: America Through Time
Images: 75
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9.25 (h)
ROBERT A. GEAKE has been writing regional history for over thirty years. His articles have most recently appeared on the blog He is the author of thirteen books on local and New England history, including Keepers of the Bay: A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island, Native and New Americans, A History of the Providence River, From Slaves to Soldiers, and New England Citizen Soldiers: Mariners and Minutemen. Mr. Geake is a guide for Historic New England and currently a board member of the Cocumscussoc Association, which runs historic Smith’s Castle, in North Kingstown, R.I.
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