Inspired by Robert McCloskey‘s beloved children’s book of the same name, the iconic bronze Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in Boston’s Public Garden has come to serve as something of a record of the recent decades of life in the city itself.
In the tradition of Silent Spring, a modern parable of the American experience and our paradoxical relationship with the natural world.
Though it seems a part of the "natural" landscape of New England today, the Swift River Valley reservoir, dam, dike, and nature area was a triumph of civil engineering. It combined forward-looking envi
During America's golden age of railroading, it was the smaller branch lines that were the most beloved by the people they served. Such was the case of Vermont's Woodstock Railroad, which faithfully served the daily needs of the local populace--farmers, mill owners, carpenters and general store proprietors.
Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips New England. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive to and from many top New England destinations. With full trip-planning information, Day Trips New England helps makes the most of a brief getaway.
Whether you want to eat lobster in Maine, climb New Hampshire's White Mountains, or go skiing in Vermont, the local Fodor's travel experts in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire are here to help Fodor's Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most
A Wild Idea shares the complete story of the difficult birth of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA). The Adirondack region of New York's rural North Country forms the nation's largest State Park, with a territory as large as Vermont. Planning experts view the APA as a triumph of sustainability that balances human activity with the preservation of wild ecosystems.
An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prolific gambler, John Morrissey was -- if nothing else -- an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing. As a young man, he worked as a political heavy in New York before going to San Francisco in search of fortune at the height of the Gold Rush.
Ebenezer Allen was born during political instability and hardships in an unknown frontier. He matured during the tipping point of the American Revolution as an invincible leader who personified patriotism. Unlike his better-known cousins, Ebenezer was a skilled commando and combat veteran in Warner's Regiment and Herrick's Rangers.
Northern New York's Adirondack Mountains and the six million acres of the Adirondack Park evolved from a rugged, forested wilderness into a playground for the wealthy. Great camps where out-of-state tourists stay in luxury stand alongside economically struggling communities.
In the beginning of the twentieth century, the Connecticut River Valley was a thriving manufacturing hub for fabric, arms and brass. But early in the spring of 1936, nearly two feet of rain created havoc on a massive scale, killing more than one hundred people and leaving tens of thousands homeless, unemployed and without power for weeks. Patrols were conducted in rowboats on city streets.
- The ultimate insider's guide to Boston- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to both the local market (more than 690,000 people call Boston home) and the tourist market (more than 19 million people visit Boston every year )- Full
As Boston approaches its four-hundredth anniversary, it is remarkable that it still maintains its historic character despite constant development. The fifty buildings featured in this book all pre-date 1800 and illustrate Boston’s early history.