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American Auto Trail-North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway is Now Available on Google Maps

Explore 78 Historic Sites, Landmarks, and other Point of Interest along the 252 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

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Slow Travels-Arkansas
Slow Travels–Arkansas is the first in our new Slow Travels series. U.S. Highways 61, 67, 70, 71, and 79 are followed through Arkansas, criss-crossing the state and providing a wealth of historical information along the way. Eight maps provide reference points along the way. Your purchase includes a $1 donation to the American Trails Preservation Trust. The Slow Travels series encourages the driving tourist to take the slower paced route, and see the rich history which lies along that highway. Not only are the more popular sites examined, but you are also shown the many places in between those sites which are most often overlooked. 90% of our history is either distinguished by only a marker or no marker at all. That is the history most travelers are missing, and that is what the purpose of Caddo Publications USA is, to bring that missing history to everyone’s attention.

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Slow Travels-Tennessee
Slow Travels–Tennessee is the third in our new Slow Travels series. U.S. Highways 11, 25, 31, and 70 are followed through the State, examining a cross-section for Tennessee and providing a wealth of historical information along the way. Seven maps provide reference points along the way. Your purchase includes a $1 donation to the American Trails Preservation Trust. The Slow Travels series encourages the driving tourist to take the slower paced route, and see the rich history which lies along that highway. Not only are the more popular sites examined, but you are also shown the many places in between those sites which are most often overlooked. 90% of our history is either distinguished by only a marker or no marker at all. That is the history most travelers are missing, and that is what the purpose of Caddo Publications USA is, to bring that missing history to everyone’s attention.

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Slow Travels-Louisiana
Slow Travels-Louisiana takes the leisure driver and their passengers on entertaining and educational journeys through Louisiana’s history. Four highways host these journeys: U.S. Highway 61 follows the route of the Great River Road from Mississippi to New Orleans, U.S. Highway 80 retraces the route of the Vicksburg, Shreveport, & Pacific Railroad from Vicksburg on the Mississippi River to the Texas Line west of Shreveport, U.S. Highway 84 explores the central part of the state along the old Texas Road from Natchez to Natchitoches, and U.S. Highway 90 roughly retraces the Old Spanish Trail through the lands of the Creole and Cajun of Southern Louisiana. The histories of Native Americans, French and Spanish explorers, the Acadians of Nova Scotia, and the plantation communities all roll out in front of you through our Slow Travels.

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Slow Travels-Illinois
Slow Travels-Illinois explores four highways across various parts of the State. U.S. 30 travels portions of the Lincoln Highway and Sauk Trail across Northern Illinois, through Joliet and Aurora to the Mississippi River. U.S. 50 covers the southern portion of the Illinois, examining the earliest settlements and the development along the St.Louis-Vincennes stage road. Historic Route 66 explores the mother road from its beginning at Lake Michigan, diagonally across the State through Bloomington and Springfield, to the banks of the Mississippi opposite St. Louis. Finally, U.S. Highway 67 follows the western edge of Illinois, beginning at the Quad Cities and finishing at Alton.

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Slow Travels–California
Slow Travels-California explores this State’s history along the present and previous routes of U.S. Highways 40, 50, 60, 99 and 395. U.S. Highways 40 and 50 parallel each other across the Mother Lode of the Sierra Nevadas, around Lake Tahoe, into the Sacramento Valley. From Sacramento, they take divergent routes to San Francisco and the Bay Area. U.S. 99 travels down the length of the Central Valley, and across the San Fernando Mountains into Los Angeles, before turning east to the Imperial Valley and Mexico. U.S. 395 covers two segments; the northern one along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas to Reno, and the southern route through the Owens Valley, passing Death Valley, down to San Diego. Come explore the rich and varied history of the Golden State. This guide provides in-depth information about historic sites, landmarks, and legends along California’s highways. And your purchase contributes $1 to the American Trails Preservation Trust.

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Slow Travels-California and Nevada
This edition in the Slow Travels series is an update of our California guide, now combined with Nevada into one. Much of the text is edited from the American Guide Series of the 1930’s and 40’s, with updated historical information, improved directions, and material from additional sources. All locations have been verified using GPS coordinates, as well as from satellite imagery and first hand knowledge. The California section explores current U.S. 50 and 395, as well as the former routes of U.S. 40, 60, and 99 which are no longer designated as such. The cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and San Diego are explored along these routes. The Nevada section follows U.S. Highways 6 and 50 east to west across the state, and U.S. 93 and 95 north to south. In addition, the former route of U.S. 40 is retraced along the Humboldt River, the route of emigrants along the California Trail from Utah and Idaho. All routes include reference maps and GPS coordinates for all listed sites.

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Slow Travels-North Carolina and South Carolina
This edition of the Slow Travels series explores America’s history along U.S. Highways in North and South Carolina. For North Carolina, U.S. Highways 1, 17, 52, 70, and the Blue Ridge Parkway provide extensive routes of exploration for the State’s varied history, from the Atlantic Coast to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. For South Carolina, U.S. Highways 17, 25, 52, and 178 explore the lands from the Cherokee Piedmont to the lowcountry of Charleston and Beaufort. Detailed lists of historic sites and landmarks along these highways, as well as a walking tour guide to Charleston, South Carolina, are provided. Also included are GPS listings for the more adventurous and tech savvy.

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Slow Travels-Alabama
This edition in the Slow Travels series explores the State of Alabama. U.S. 11 follows a diagonal from the northeastern corner of the state, traveling along the valleys of the southern Appalachians to Birmingham. Beyond Birmingham, the highway runs through open rolling hills to Tuscaloosa and the Mississippi Line. U.S. 31 bisects the state, starting in the plateau west of Huntsville and traveling south to Montgomery. From the state capital, the highway turns southwest to the panhandle and Mobile Bay. U.S. 72 crosses northern Alabama, following the route of the Tennessee River through Huntsville and Florence. U.S. 78 cuts across the state, passing through the mountains around Talladega, past Birmingham and into the lesser populated territory to the west. Finally, U.S. 80 explores the deep history of central Alabama, starting west of Columbus, Georgia, and passing through the state capitol and along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail to Demopolis and Mississippi.

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Slow Travels-Blue Ridge Parkway
This edition of the Slow Travels Series commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway construction. The segments of the parkway are separated into the Virginia and North Carolina sections. Also included are U.S. Highways 11, 50, 52, and 60 (Virginia), U.S. Highway 70 (North Carolina), and the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park. This guide is not intended to be a history of the Blue Ridge Parkway, but a guide to the history which lies along it and in the surrounding region.

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