Historic US Route 20: A Journey Across America's Longest Highway (Paperback)
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America’s Longest Highway, US Route 20 is a 3,365 mile journey through the nation’s history and its most breathtaking wonders. This visual story, spanning the continent through twelve states, from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans, is captured in more than 200 color photographs. Route 20 reveals the broad scope of American expansion from an early Native American trail through the very first National Park, Yellowstone. Travelers can connect with history by visiting the homes of Presidents Grant and Garfield, stand in the place where Lincoln once debated Douglas, and even experience where the first Women’s Rights Convention was held. Motorists will view classical architecture in New England towns, traverse the striking beauty of the Finger Lakes as well as the grandeur of the Great Lakes, experience inspiring possibilities of the wide open farm lands of the Great Plains, cross high mountain sage brush deserts, climb the Rockies and Cascades before they reach the shores of the Pacific.
For anyone who has heard the romantic call of Route 66 or followed America’s path through history on the Lincoln Highway, US 20 is the original concourse to the great American road trip.
About the Author
Bryan Farr is a meteorologist and graduate of the University of North Carolina. Among other endeavors he has worked in television and at the famed Mount Washington Observatory. Bryan photographed this book in one 14 day road trip
Full color, state by state description of US route 20. A one of a kind endeavor.