As part of the Northwest Territory, the land encompassing Grove City served as payment to war heroes Gen. Daniel Morgan and Col. William Washington, a distant relative of George Washington, for their Revolutionary War service. They in turn sold this land, and in 1803, the region’s first pioneers, Hugh Grant and his wife, Catherine Barr, settled close to what is now downtown Grove City. In 1852, Grove City founder William F. Breck laid out the town plat and helped incorporate the village in 1856. Grove City remained a small farming village throughout the 19th and much of the 20th century, despite its proximity to the fast-growing capital city of Columbus. While the beginning of the 21st century has brought dramatic growth, Grove City continues to hold on to its vibrant, small-town character through its Roaring Twenties–era Thoroughbred racetrack, its picturesque town center, and the numerous educational activities hosted by the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.
Experience the Life of the City Seattle is a world-class metropolis that hasn't outgrown its youthful exuberance. Take in the creative energy, innovative spirit, and optimism of the city with Moon Seattle. The Moon Seattle travel guidebook features: Local author and reporter Allison Williams shares her expert perspective on her adopted city Full-color guidebooks with striking and useful photos Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps Detailed itineraries, all accessible by public transit, as well as day trips outside the city: Best of Seattle (4 Days), Seattle with Kids (3 Days), A Rainy Day in Seattle, Best of Tech, Bainbridge Island, Mt. Rainier Guided walks through th...
Since the days of the Hanseatic League, Hamburg has been one of the most important commercial centers in Germany. Its long history of international trade has imbued its architectural legacy with a rich variety of influences. However, lest you think it is resting on its laurels, Hamburg continues to be the site of architectural innovation. In particular, the HafenCity project to redevelop the old harbor is one of the most creative and unusual urban regeneration projects in Germany today. Hamburg today is the site of innovative projects by leading architectures such as Herzog & de Meuron, Richard Meier, and Alsop Architects. This compact yet authoritative guide profiles the best of the recent crop of Hamburg's new buildings as well as previewing those still in the design and planning stage.
It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Instead, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels. The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times. The designs of buildings and signs served as invitations for passing travelers to stop, fill their tanks, have a bite, and stay the night. Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With striking black-and-white images and unforgettable oral histories of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has docomented the culture of America’s most famous road.
Discover the scariest spots in the Sunshine State. Author Dave Lapham visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public so visitors can test their own ghosthunting skills. Join Dave as he visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and giving you a firsthand account. Enjoy Ghosthunting Florida from the safety of your armchair or hit the road, using the maps, "Haunted Places" travel guide with 50 more spooky sites and "Ghostly Resources." Buckle up and get ready for the spookiest ride of your life.
Ten glorious months in Europe with one of the nineteenth century's greatest thinkers; I live the life of a long dried sponge thrown into water, enthused the celebrated intellectual Francis Lieber (1798-1872) in a letter from Paris to his friend, the future Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner. In that letter, Lieber, a scholar well known on both sides of the Atlantic, described his joyous return to Europe in 1844 after two decades teaching and working in the United States. During his ten-month sabbatical, Lieber gloried in Europe's people, places, art, theater, and diversity. He not only wrote letters to his friends but also chronicled his travels in a diary. Lieber's previously unpublished account of these months, including passages translated from their original German, offers a fast-paced and exciting picture of the European culture and political milieu of the 1840s. The United States's first political scientist, the German-born Lieber was the founder of the Encyclopedia Americana, wrote the Civil War-era code of military conduct that has become the basis for modern war crimes trials, and published works of significance in the fields of penology and political philosophy while
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islands' have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations, and color photographs, this best-selling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to the best beach resorts for a family vacation in the Greek Islands. Features include a visual glossary of island food specialties and sections on Greek mythology, Greek history, Greek architecture and art. Illustrated with beautiful cutaways and floor plans of all of the Greek Islands' ancient landmarks, this essential travel guide also includes 3D aerial views to give a bird's eye view of the Greek Islands' most charming towns and villages, from Kefallonia to Rhodes. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands is fully updated and expanded with dozens of reviews for Greek Island hotels, recommended restaurants, clubs, and bars as well as ferry routes and tips for the best shopping in Greece. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to The Greek Islands.
Alone - though he was just married - and on foot, Nicholas Crane embarked on an extraordinary adventure: a seventeen-month journey along the chain of mountains which stretches across Europe from Cape Finisterre to Istanbul. His aim was to explore Europe's last mountain wilderness and to meet the people who live on the periphery of the modern world.