America's National Historic Trails by Kathleen A. Cordes PDF

By Kathleen A. Cordes

ISBN-10: 0806131039

ISBN-13: 9780806131030

Cordes offers a brilliant historical past of every path, an inventory of attractions (with accompanying maps), invaluable traveling details, and eighty full-color pictures shooting the essence and numerous background of America's 12 nationwide old trails.

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Ferguson arrogantly promised the "backwater men," as he called them, that if they did not desist from their opposition to the British arms, he would "march his army over the mountains, hang their leaders, and lay their country waste with fire and sword:' It was a threat that galvanized * Though King's Mountain was the spelling first used for the site, the National Park Service has standardized the spelling as Kings Mountain, and that is the form we use here.  At any rate, when Ferguson made his threat, the overmountain men were ready to settle the matter.

At this point, the route continues north through Anza­Borrego State Park, the San Ber­ * Material in this section is taken from the National Park Service's Juan Bautista de Anza National Trail Study Environmental Assessment and the NPS's Comprehensive Management and Use Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Page 26 nardino National Forest, and the San Bernardino­Riverside metropolitan areas before reaching the San Gabriel Mission and the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Page 26 nardino National Forest, and the San Bernardino­Riverside metropolitan areas before reaching the San Gabriel Mission and the Los Angeles metropolitan area.  Traveling north and inland from Monterey, the route passes San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, and San Jose, then moves along the San Francisco Peninsula through the low uplands facing the bay before turning inland at San Bruno, where it continues to the vicinity of the Presidio.  There, they followed the inland course of the bay and the Carquinez Strait north and east to the Sacramento—San Joaquin delta, where exploration was terminated and the party headed south through the hills to rejoin their northbound route in the vicinity of Gilroy.

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