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Historical Cities – Charleston, South Carolina, is now available on Google Maps

Charleston is located on the southern end of ‘The Neck’, a strip of land extending from the Bay north to the crook in the Ashley River.  In Charleston, it was important to live ‘below Broad Street,’ and outsiders believed that to live on, or to claim relationship with one who lives ‘on the Battery,’ is a Charlestonian’s prime distinction.  Where the Ashley River and Cooper River meet to form the waterfront was noted even in Europe for its beauty.  Since the War of 1812, it has been called ‘The Battery.’  The high east seawall was built before 1820 of ballast rocks from trading vessels.  This replaced an earlier wall built of palmetto logs which were swept away in 1804.  Between 1848 and 1852, the south wall was added.

Charles Town, as it was originally called, was settled in 1670 by English pioneers who established themselves on Albemarle Point, westward across the Ashley River from the present location.  Oyster Point was higher and better adapted for defense, and was selected for the site of the ‘great port towne’ laid out in 1672 by instructions of Lord Ashley-Cooper, one of the Lords Proprietors.  The colony, increased in the meantime by settlers from Barbados, England, and Virginia, moved across the river in 1680 and Charles Town became a ‘City-State.’  For many years, its history was the history of South Carolina.  It was the center from which colonization radiated and the capital of the province until 1786, when Columbia was founded for that purpose.  Provision crops, naval stores, and the Indian trade gave the colony its start.  Rice and later indigo brought the settlement its wealth, and Charleston became a flourishing urban center for opulent planters, who maintained ‘county seats’ on Low Country rivers.

The influx of French Huguenots and of French Catholics from Acadia in the late 1600’s gave the city a cosmopolitan atmosphere.  They were followed by the arrival of Scots and South Germans.  In the 1800’s, North Germans and Irish immigrants arrived.  A writer of this last period described Charleston as ‘owned by the Germans, ruled by the Irish, and enjoyed by the Negroes.’  The different races and nationalities represented added breadth as well as variety to spiritual and intellectual life.  A public library, the first in the colonies, was established in 1698.  It was succeeded after its decline by the present Charleston Library Society in 1748.  A free school opened in 1710 and a theater in 1735.  The first newspaper, the South Carolina Weekly Journal, was founded in 1730 by Eleazer Phillips, Jr.  It was followed by the South Carolina Gazette, with Thomas Whitmarsh as editor and printer.  Whitmarsh died of ‘strangers’ (yellow) fever in 1735.  The following year, Benjamin Franklin sent Lewis Timothy, one of his printers, to take charge.  In 1738, Timothy was succeeded by his widow.  Later, her son Peter Timothy assumed the editorship until 1775.  The paper was suspended for two years, only to be revived by Peter’s son, Benjamin Franklin Timothy, as the Gazette of the State of South Carolina.  It continued under that name and management until 1792.  Its successor in 1803 was the Courier, the antecedent of Charleston’s present paper, the News and Courier.

Because if their affiliation with the Mother Country and its traditions, many leading Charlestonians found it difficult to sever their British allegiance at the onset of the American Revolution.  However, the first Provincial Congress of South Carolina, meeting at Charleston in 1775, secured strict loyalty to the American cause from most citizens.  Christopher Gadsden, John Rutledge, Henry and John Laurens, and other local leaders were active in the affairs of the new Nation.  A British attack upon Charlestown on June 28th, 1776, was repulsed by William Moultrie’s brilliant defense of the palmetto fort on Sullivan’s Island.  In 1780, the city fell into the hands of the British and was held for two and a half years.  The relationship of Charlestonians and the enemy was not that of conqueror and conquered.  Even in these circumstances, Charlestown remembered its manners.  It was not until December of 1782, when General Nathaniel Greene and other partisan leaders had cleared the rest of the State, that Charlestown was evacuated by the enemy.  The next year, the city’s name was changed from Charles Town to Charleston.

The post-revolution period was characterized by a vigorous democratic spirit.  With the removal of the capital to Columbia, the planters, lawyers, and merchants of Charleston found their control threatened by the small farmers of the interior.  Realizing a need for a stronger government to protect trade and invested money caused Charleston leaders to join heartily in the support for a new Federal constitution.  Years after the rest of the State had gone over to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic Party, the city remained stiffly Federalist.  Charleston’s prosperity increased during the great plantation era, and the city became noted in Europe and America as ‘a flourishing capital of wealth and ease.’

The embargo on trade accompanying the War of 1812 was a temporary setback.  When developing transportation deflected commerce to Savannah, however, Charleston launched the bold experiment of that pioneer among early steam railroads, the South Carolina Railroad.  The South Carolina Railroad was built from Charleston to the Savannah River, opposite Augusta, from 1830 to 1833.  Coincident with the construction of the railroad was the establishment of the world’s first department store in a mammoth building at the corner of King Street and Market Street.

Charleston, along with the rest of the State, enthusiastically entered into the War Between the States, hosting the convention that passed the Ordinance of Secession.  The long siege of the city abounded with dramatic incidents.  Beginning with the Union defense of Fort Sumter, the port was constantly active with blockade running.  Submarine warfare was first introduced here in 1863.  After Union General William Tecumseh Sherman had demolished Columbia in February of 1865, Charleston was evacuated.  Sherman had insinuated his intention to destroy Charleston, but later plans turned him in another direction.  Union forces had heavily bombarded the city, however.  Public buildings and homes were badly damaged, particularly in the lower sections.  Charleston was left poverty-stricken.

Charleston return to prosperity was interrupted by the earthquake of 1886.  After the cataclysm, weakened buildings were strengthened with tie rods running between the floors from wall to wall, still visible in surviving brick structures.  Other natural disasters have followed, including tornadoes in 1938 and numerous hurricanes.  Despite Mother Nature, the important shipping trade returned.  In 1880, work began on the construction of jetties with Federal funds.  One jetty extends from Sullivan Island and the other from Morris Island.  This closed all channels except one, causing an increased flow with a consequent increased depth.

Historical Cities-Charleston, South Carolina, now on Google Maps

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Updated Catalogue of eBooks (.epub, .pdf, etc)

Historical Cities-Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 17100 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on January 12, 2011
This edition in the Historical Cities series explores the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. From the early days of the Native American, French, and Scandinavian settlers to the growth in the early part of the last century, this guide explores the historic sites and landmarks of both cities. Reference maps and GPS coordinates for all listed sites are included.

Slow Travels-Tennessee
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 101790 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on January 7, 2011
This is the Tennessee edition of the 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. Reference maps and GPS coordinates for all listed points of interest are included.

Slow Travels-Kentucky
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. 82220 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on December 17, 2010
This edition in the Slow Travels series explores U.S. Highways 25 (Covington to Tenn Line), 31W (Louisville to Tenn Line), 41 (Ohio River near Owensboro to Tenn Line), and 68 (Maysville, KY to Paducah). Over 450 Historic sites and landmarks are described along these routes, and reference maps and GPS coordinates for all listed sites are included.

Historical Cities-Los Angeles
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 48320 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on December 13, 2010
This edition of our Historical Cities series explores the city and county of Los Angeles, including the surrounding environs of Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Long Beach, San Pedro, and Pasadena. Over 230 historical sites and landmarks are provided with historical background and GPS coordinates. Reference maps provide simple navigation aids.

Historical Cities-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. 54040 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on November 16, 2010
This edition of the Historical Cities series explores Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. Over 200 historical sites and landmarks are provided for walking tours of the city center and in the surrounding districts. Text is based on the work of the Federal Works Project of the 1930’s and 40’s. All sites have been verified and located with GPS coordinates.

Slow Travels-Mississippi
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. 63960 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on November 8, 2010
Slow Travels-Mississippi explores the history of the state along U.S. Highways 45, 61, 80, 82, and 84. Based on the American Guides Series of the 1930’s and 40’s, this guide includes up to date directions, reference maps, and GPS coordinates for all listed sites. Explore Vicksburg, Natchez, Jackson, and all the history inbetween.

Slow Travels-Arkansas
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. 47890 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on October 18, 2010
This edition explores the State of Arkansas, retracing U.S. Highways 61, 67, 70, 71, and 79 throughout the state. Each highway includes historic sites and landmarks, background information combed from the American Guide Series of the 1940’s updated for the present-day traveler, reference maps, and GPS coordinates for all listed sites.

Historical Cities-New York City
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. 64750 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on October 8, 2010
This edition of the series explores the boroughs of New York City: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Over 600 historical sites are described within, based on the WPA 1939 Guide to New York City. Along with historical text of each site, borough histories, reference maps, and GPS Coordinates are included. Travelers and residents alike will find enjoyment and education.

Historical Cities-San Antonio, Texas
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 7870 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on August 28, 2010
The San Antonio edition of Historical Cities explores the multi-national past of this south Texas city. Fifty-one historic sites and landmarks in the city’s downtown and surrounding area are explored. A concise history is also provided. Reference maps for the downtown and San Antonio’s environs are included, along with GPS coordinates for all listed historic sites.

Slow Travels-Louisiana
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 66960 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on August 22, 2010
This version of Slow Travels-Louisiana takes the driver on an historical journey through Louisiana. U.S. 61 follows the Great River Road from Miss. to New Orleans, U.S. 80 retraces the Vicksburg, Shreveport, & Pacific Railroad from Vicksburg to the Texas Line, U.S. 84 explores the old Texas Road from Natchez to Logansport, and U.S. 90 retraces the Old Spanish Trail through Southern Louisiana.

Slow Travels-Nevada
Ebook Price: $1.49 USD. 69880 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on August 14, 2010
Slow Travels-Nevada explores the historic sites along the routes of U.S. Highways 6, 40, 50, 93, and 95 through the Silver State. Based on the American Guide Series of the 1930’s and 40’s, these sites include abandoned mining camps, scenic rivers and canyons, as well as the cities of Reno and Las Vegas. Reference maps and GPS coordinates are included.

Slow Travels-California
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 101950 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on July 25, 2010
The updated version of Slow Travels-California explores this State’s history along the present and previous routes of U.S. Highways 40, 50, 60, 99, and 395. 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. Maps and GPS Coordinates for listed sites are included.

Historical Cities-Savannah, Georgia
Ebook Price: $1.49 USD. 7460 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on July 2, 2010
Historical Cities-Savannah explores the rich history of Savannah, Georgia, and over 45 historic sites and landmarks within the city. A walkable map is included, as well as GPS coordinates for all listed historic sites. The history of Savannah and the background information for each site are based on the American Guides of the 1930’s and 40’s.

Historical Cities-Baltimore, Maryland
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 8680 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on July 2, 2010
Historical Cities-Baltimore explores the history of Baltimore and over 50 of its historic sites. The background text is based on the American Guides of the 1930’s and 40’s. Guide maps are provided for walking and driving tours, and GPS coordinates for listed historic sites are also included.

Slow Travels-Virginia
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 128720 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on June 19, 2010
This guide explores Virginia and its history on U.S. Highways 11, 15, 17, 50, and 60, as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Historical text for each site and landmark along the highways are derived from the American Guides of the 1930’s and 40’s. Reference maps and GPS Coordinates for all listed sites are included.

Slow Travels-Blue Ridge Parkway
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 19090 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on June 14, 2010
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. 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.

Slow Travels-Georgia
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 158630 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on June 4, 2010
U.S. Highways 17, 23, 41, and 27 travel the state from north to south, and U.S. 80 and 84 explore from the Atlantic to the Alabama State Line. Along these highways, historic sites and landmarks are laid out for the leisure driver to enjoy. Entertaining and educational, these guides are for both the individual traveler and the entire family. Maps and GPS Coordinates are provided.

Slow Travels-Florida
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 82120 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on May 30, 2010
This edition of Slow Travels follows U.S. Highways 1, 27, 90, and 301 through the State, examining a cross-section of Florida and providing a wealth of historical information along the way. Also included is U.S. Highway 41 along the Tamiami Trail. Maps provide a reference guide, and GPS Coordinates are listed at the end of each route. Look for others in the series at http://www.americanautotrails.com.

Slow Travels-South Carolina
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 43190 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on May 16, 2010
This installment of the Slow Travels series explores the Palmetto State of South Carolina. The routes followed in this exploration are U.S. Highways 17, 25, 52, and 178. From the Atlantic Coast, including Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, and Hilton Head, to the Cherokee Piedmont on the North Carolina State Line, South Carolina’s history is unveiled along these routes.

American Auto Trails-South Carolina’s U.S. Highways 25 and 178
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 20260 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on May 8, 2010
This edition in the American Auto Trails series explores U.S. Highways 25 and 178 through the western side of South Carolina, from the Cherokee Foothills along the North Carolina Line to the Low Country along the Savannah River. Driving Maps as well as GPS Coordinates for all listed Historic Sites are included.

Slow Travels-North Carolina
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 60130 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 30, 2010
This edition of Slow Travels explores North Carolina. U.S. 1 hosts from Virginia, through Raleigh to Rockingham. U.S. 17 parallels the Atlantic through the state’s Albemarle to Cape Fear. U.S. 52 bisects the state from the upper Piedmont to the Pee Dee River. U.S. 70 travels from the Atlantic to the Blue Ridge. Finally, the Blue Ridge Parkway travels the crest of the Appalachians.

American Auto Trail-North Carolina’s U.S. Highway 1
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 8930 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 29, 2010
This edition of the American Auto Trails series explores U.S. Highway 1, America’s Main Street, as it crosses the state of North Carolina from north to south. Along its journey, it passes through the capital of Raleigh and past the industrial mines which produced coal and gold. A Driving Map and GPS Coordinates for all listed historic sites are included.

American Auto Trail-North Carolina’s U.S. Highway 17
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 15830 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 29, 2010
This edition of the American Auto Trails series travels the Ocean Highway, as U.S. 17 is also known as, through the Albemarle region of North Carolina, inland of the Outer Banks and Albemarle Sound. This territory is rich in American Colonial history, with many references to the sailing trade which once flourished here. A Driving Map and a list of GPS Coordinates for all listed historic sites.

American Auto Trail-North Carolina’s U.S. Highway 70
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 22190 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 29, 2010
This edition in the American Auto Trails series explores the route of U.S. 70 across North Carolina, from the coastal town of Atlantic to the Smoky Mountains on the Tennessee State Line. U.S. 70 travels through the heart of the state, connecting the cities of Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville. Driving maps and GPS Coordinates are provided for all listed historic sites.

Historical Cities-New Orleans, Louisiana
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 4890 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 25, 2010
This edition in the Historical Cities series explores the French Quarter and surrounding area of New Orleans. Simple to use maps provide make a walking tour of the city’s historic sites entertaining and educational. GPS coordinates are provided for the more tech savvy user. More than 50 sites are identified, with text backgrounds based on the 1930’s and 40’s American Guide Series.

Historical Cities-Boston, Massachusetts
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 10290 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 24, 2010
This guide contains historical sites and landmarks for the city of Boston, as well as the adjacent Cambridge and Charlestown areas. It is not intended to be all inclusive, although future editions will follow with additional listings. In all, close to 90 sites are listed within this guide, along with detailed maps to assist in locating them. At the back of the guide is a table of GPS coordinates.

Historical Cities-San Francisco, California
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 6950 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 23, 2010
This edition in the Historical Cities series explores landmarks and sites within the city of San Francisco. Over 50 sites are divided into the east and west side of the northern end of the Peninsula. Maps and GPS coordinates are included.

Historical Cities-Providence, Rhode Island
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 11840 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 23, 2010
This edition of the Historical Cities series explores the many historical sites and landmarks of Providence, Rhode Island.Over 85 historical buildings, sites, houses, and other landmarks are described with detailed backgrounds and easy-to-use walking and driving maps. GPS coordinates are also provided for the more tech savvy traveler. Historical information is based on the American Guide Series.

Historical Cities-Charleston, South Carolina
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 6060 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 23, 2010
The proverbial powder keg of the American Civil War, Charleston also claims a rich history reaching back to the early days of the American colonies and beyond. Descriptions are derived from the extensive information provided in the American Guide Series of the 1930’s and 1940’s, and GPS coordinates are located at the end of the guide for the more technically proficient.

Historical Cities-Chicago, Illinois
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 14570 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 23, 2010
This installment in the Historical Cities series explores the varied ethnic and industrial history of Chicago. Over 70 historical points of interest are described, in the Loop as well as the North, West, and South Sides. Historical backgrounds are based on the American Guides series of the 1930’s and 40’s. GPS coordinates are provided for those who would like to plan out their own tour.

Historical Cities-Newport, Rhode Island
Ebook Price: $0.99 USD. 17870 words. Non-Fiction by Lyn Wilkerson on April 20, 2010
This edition in the Historical Cities series explores the colonial seaport of Newport, Rhode Island. Over 75 historical sites and landmarks are identified with historic backgrounds and maps providing easy navigation to each site, by both on foot and by car.

Lulu Press Releases 2009-2010

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.

Print: $13.00
Download: $5.00

 

 
 
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.

Print: $15.00
Download: $5.00

 

 
 
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.

Print: $14.96
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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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