Reading Rural Landscapes: A Field Guide to New England's Past


Author: Robert Stanford

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884483703

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 439

William Faulkner once said, "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Nowhere can you see the truth behind his comment more plainly than in rural New England, especially Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and western Massachusetts. Everywhere we go in rural New England, the past surrounds us. In the woods and fields and along country roads, the traces are everywhere if we know what to look for and how to interpret what we see. A patch of neglected daylilies marks a long-abandoned homestead. A grown-over cellar hole with nearby stumps and remnants of stone wall and orchard shows us where a farm has been reclaimed by forest. And a piece of a stone dam and wooden sluice mark the site of a long-gone mill. Although slumping back into the landscape, these features speak to us if we can hear them and they can guide us to ancestral homesteads and famous sites. Lavishly illustrated with drawings and color photos. Provides the keys to interpret human artifacts in fields, woods, and roadsides and to reconstruct the past from surviving clues. Perfect to carry in a backpack or glove box. A unique and valuable resource for road trips, genealogical research, naturalists, and historians.

New England, a Handbook for Travellers

A Guide to the Chief Cities and Popular Resorts of New England, and to Its Scenery and Historic Attractions: with the Western and Northern Borders, from New York to Quebec


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: New England

Page: 443

View: 5506

North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,


Author: Best Books on

Publisher: Best Books on

ISBN: 162376033X


Page: 371

View: 6069

written by workers of the Federal Writersþ Project of the Works progress administration for the state of North Dakota, sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Maine's Natural Heritage

Rare Species and Unique Natural Features


Author: Dean B. Bennett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 285

View: 5677

A lavishly illustrated exploration of Maine's geographical and biological treasures.

Bogs of the Northeast


Author: Charles W. Johnson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1611681677

Category: Nature

Page: 289

View: 1078

The first popular book to deal with bogs in a comprehensive yet authoritative manner

The Rough Guide to New England


Author: Arabella Bowen,Todd Obolsky,Ross Velton

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843530657

Category: Travel

Page: 640

View: 3893

This fully revised and updated third edition of The Rough Guide to New England uncovers one of America's most popular and historic regions, from the colonial villages of Vermont to the ski slopes of New Hampshire and the chic restaurants of Boston. There is informed coverage on where to hike, ski, bike, camp and explore the outdoors, from the costal resorts of Newport and Nantucket to the northern reaches of the Appalachian Trail. The guide also provides critical reviews of the best places to eat, drink and sleep, to suit any budget. Alongside, there are evocative extracts from great New England literature - by Thoreau, Lovecraft and Sebastian Junger.