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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Robert A. Geake has been writing about Rhode Island history for over thirty years. His articles have appeared in 'The Providence Journal', 'The Bridge', of Pawtuxet, 'The Coventry Townsman', and other publications. He is the author of eight books on local and New England history, including 'Keepers of the Bay: A History of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island', 'A History of the Providence River', 'The New England Mariner Tradition', and 'Colonial New England Curiosities'. He is a board member and archivist at the Warwick Historical Society.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: Rhode Island
DIMENSIONS: 6 (w) x 9.25 (h)