By Kathleen A. Cordes
Cordes offers a brilliant historical past of every path, an inventory of sights (with accompanying maps), invaluable traveling info, and eighty full-color pictures shooting the essence and numerous history of America's 12 nationwide ancient trails.
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Additional info for America's National Historic Trails
In California the route follows several river corridors, including the San Felipe Wash, San Jacinto River, Los Angeles River, San Antonio River, and Coyote Creek, and crosses numerous streams and several larger rivers, including the Colorado, Santa Ana, San Gabriel, Rio Hondo, Santa Clara, Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, and Guadalupe. The San Antonio River has been dammed to create San Antonio Reservoir, while the Salinas River remains freeflowing. Three wetlands have achieved some measure of protection along the historic route: San Sebastian Marsh at the confluence of Carrizo Wash and San Felipe Wash, a National Natural Landmark administered by the Bureau of Land Management; Mystic Lake, which is adjacent to the San Jacinto Wildlife Area administered by the California Fish and Game Department; and San Francisco Bay, portions of which are protected by private, local, regional, state, and federal agencies.
From April through June flowering dogwood trees glitter in the filtered light of the woodlands. the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success, which terminated the Revolutionary war with the seal of independence. Considered a turning point in the American Revolutionary War, the battle of Kings Mountain set into motion events that eventually culminated in the surrender of the British at Yorktown just one year later. Administering Agency National Park Service, Southeast Support Office Atlanta Federal Center 1924 Building 100 Alabama Street SW Atlanta, GA 30303 7707601668 Further Information Overmountain Victory Trail Association c/o Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area 1651 West Elk Avenue Elizabethton, TN 37643 Established 1980 Approximate Mileage 300 miles (485 kin) States Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina * Material in this section is taken from the National Park Service's Overmountain Victory National Trail Comprehensive Management Plan.
Rain provided an excuse to delay travel, so they remained at their campsite on October 2.