An Uncommon Passage: Traveling Through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (Hardback)
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An Uncommon Passage: Traveling Through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/11/2009
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The Great Allegheny Passage Trail forms a hiking and biking route stretching approximately 150 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, where it connects with the C&O Canal Towpath to reach Washington, DC. The trail is the culmination of many years of work by the Allegheny Trail Alliance, which joined seven separate trail organizations from Pennsylvania and Maryland to acquire and develop the land. Formerly an Indian path, trade route, military road, railway link, and part of the original National Road - the trail is truly a path to American history. "An Uncommon Passage" guides readers through the fascinating story of this trail, as a critical link in the western expansion of colonial America, and a pathway to the development of the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822943662
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 794 g
Dimensions: 229 x 178 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"More than simply a tale of the history and development of one of this area's most unique features. It also is a fine history of Western Pennsylvania."
"--Pittsburgh Tribune Review"


"This is an uncommonly good read. It's a welcome addition to the resources about the Great Allegheny Passage. "An Uncommon Passage" provides comprehensive overviews of the historical and natural setting of the trail. These provide a context that enriches our understanding of the trail."

--Mary Shaw, coauthor, "Linking Up: Planning Your Traffic-Free Trip between Pittsburgh PA and Washington DC"


"A must-read for anyone biking or hiking along any section of the Great Allegheny Passage. It will enrich their experiences many times over."
"--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"


"[Important] to scholars for insight into the process of community and regional regeneration in the postindustrial era . . . accessible and innovative . . . beautiful photography is seamlessly meshed with engaging prose."

"--Pennsylvania History "


More than simply a tale of the history and development of one of this area s most unique features. It also is a fine history of Western Pennsylvania.
" Pittsburgh Tribune Review""


This book ably presents the panoply of geology, geography, biology, and human history that is the Great Allegheny Passage. Read it to plan a trip and to achieve the full experience when you visit this rich and fascinating realm.
Charles Fergus, author of "Trees of Pennsylvania a"nd "Wildlife of Pennsylvania""

This is an uncommonly good read. It's a welcome addition to the resources about the Great Allegheny Passage. "An Uncommon Passage" provides comprehensive overviews of the historical and natural setting of the trail. These provide a context that enriches our understanding of the trail.

Mary Shaw, coauthor, "Linking Up: Planning Your Traffic-Free Trip between Pittsburgh PA and Washington DC""


A must-read for anyone biking or hiking along any section of the Great Allegheny Passage. It will enrich their experiences many times over.
" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette""


[Important] to scholars for insight into the process of community and regional regeneration in the postindustrial era . . . accessible and innovative . . . beautiful photography is seamlessly meshed with engaging prose.

" Pennsylvania History ""


"More than simply a tale of the history and development of one of this area's most unique features. It also is a fine history of Western Pennsylvania."
--Pittsburgh Tribune Review


"This book ably presents the panoply of geology, geography, biology, and human history that is the Great Allegheny Passage. Read it to plan a trip and to achieve the full experience when you visit this rich and fascinating realm."
--Charles Fergus, author of Trees of Pennsylvania and Wildlife of Pennsylvania

"This is an uncommonly good read. It's a welcome addition to the resources about the Great Allegheny Passage. An Uncommon Passage provides comprehensive overviews of the historical and natural setting of the trail. These provide a context that enriches our understanding of the trail."

--Mary Shaw, coauthor,

Linking Up: Planning Your Traffic-Free Trip between Pittsburgh PA and Washington DC

"A must-read for anyone biking or hiking along any section of the Great Allegheny Passage. It will enrich their experiences many times over."
--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


"[Important] to scholars for insight into the process of community and regional regeneration in the postindustrial era . . . accessible and innovative . . . beautiful photography is seamlessly meshed with engaging prose."

--Pennsylvania History

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