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Athens County (Images of America)

Athens County (Images of America)

Author: Ron Luce
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Athens County, Ohio, came out of the pioneer spirit of a new nation expanding westward after the Revolutionary War into the Northwest Territory. Upon declaration of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the Ohio Company of Associates bought millions of acres of land to sell to land-hungry easterners. In 1788, the first boat of new settlers arrived in Marietta, Ohio. By 1797, wars with the Native Americans had ended and more land became available. When they got here, settlers found some rich farmland, but more importantly they discovered salt, coal, clay and a need for industry to provide for the needs of the people. Opportunities abounded to make fortunes in other places from the resources readily available locally. Central to the development of Athens County was the vision people had years before the first settlers arrived; they dreamed of and made provisions for a university in the new territory. Today, more than 200 years later, Ohio University thrives in the city of Athens.[more]
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Athens (OH) (Images of America)

Athens (OH) (Images of America)

Author: Richard A. Straw, Athens County Historical Society and Museum
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: In the late 1700s, a group of men, largely from Massachusetts, came into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and settled a village in southeastern Ohio alongside the Hocking River. Calling it Athens to honor their belief in the primacy of education and culture in one?s life, they set in motion a history that continues to inform and enliven life within this community today. Ohio University, the first public institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory, was founded here in 1804. Athens has served as a business, service, cultural, and educational meeting place for over 200 years. As a result, Athens is a culturally diverse community of professors, plumbers, lawyers, craftsmen, restaurateurs, students, musicians, artists, and business owners, and it is heir to a historic past. This collection of fascinating photographs of people, places, homes, businesses, churches, and important events comes from the vast archives of the Athens County Historical Society and Museum. The images open the past and provide an informative glimpse into an earlier period of life in this unique community.[more]
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The Ohio River

The Ohio River

Author: John Ed Pearce, Richard Nugent
Price: $50.00
Binding: Hardcover
Description: Here?in haunting words and pictures?is the story of the river and of the people and places along its shores. From its birth at Pittsburgh in the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers, the Ohio flows nearly a thousand miles, gathering the waters of its tributaries, carving a pathway through the land, giving rise to cities, forming the boundaries of five states, and finally emptying into the Mississippi to complete its journey to the sea. This powerful river shaped the history, the culture, and the character of those who followed the river's lure in the eighteenth century and those who make their homes beside it today. It was the first great pathway to the West, the trail of danger, the highway of hope.

The Ohio today flows through the industrial heartland of the United States. Drawn by the power of this great river, writer John Ed Pearce and photographer Richard Nugent have traveled the Ohio from Pittsburgh to Cairo and back, seeking out the scenes, the echoes of history, the rhythms of life for those who call the Ohio home. This book is the record of their discoveries?on the river itself and in the villages and cities and farmlands that form it shores.
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Lonely Planet Discover Europe (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Discover Europe (Travel Guide)

Author: Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Alexis Averbuck, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Virginia Maxwell, Craig McLachlan, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Nicola Williams
Price: $29.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Discover Europe is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the corridors of Versailles, gaze up at the Sistine Chapel's remarkable ceiling and sip ale in historic London pubs, all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Europe and begin your journey now!Inside Lonely Planet's Discover Europe: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips and prices Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, architecture, family travel, food & drink and landscapes Over 70 colour maps Useful features - including Itineraries, Month by Month (annual festival calendar) and 24 illustrated features Coverage of Austria, Belgium, Britain, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Discover Europe, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for travellers who seek the most popular attractions a destination has to offer. Filled with inspiring and colourful photos, this guide focuses on the best of the best. Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our mostcomprehensive guides that cover both the top sights and take the roads less travelled, or Lonely Planet's Discover Guides, which are photo-rich guides to those countries' most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Alexis Averbuck, Mark Baker, Kerry Christiani, Mark Elliott, Duncan Garwood, Anthony Ham, Virginia Maxwell, Craig McLachlan, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, Nicola Williams, Neil WilsonAbout Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' -The New York Times'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)[more]
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Nelsonville (Images of America)

Nelsonville (Images of America)

Author: Lorinda LeClain
Price: $21.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Named for Daniel Nelson, who arrived with his family in 1814, Nelsonville grew to become a boomtown by the mid-1800s. Coal mines and brick factories were its major employers, and the town attracted emigrant workers from England. Two major routes, the Hocking Canal and Hocking Valley Railroad, not only provided transportation for the area but also a means to export coal. The canal suffered attacks by Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate cavalry during the Civil War and was ultimately destroyed by spring flooding, but the railroad has remained a premiere tourist attraction. The Public Square, around which the earliest establishments such as the Dew House were erected, continues to thrive as an arts district. Images of America: Nelsonville uses archival photographs and postcards to celebrate the most influential people and beloved places of the ?Little City of Black Diamonds? and to recap the challenges and triumphs that helped earn Nelsonville its distinctive reputation.[more]
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Strolling Through Athens: Fourteen Unforgettable Walks through Europe's Oldest City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Strolling Through Athens: Fourteen Unforgettable Walks through Europe's Oldest City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)

Author: John Freely
Price: $24.00
Binding: Paperback
Description: Athens, city of the gods, birthplace of modern democracy, artistic and cultural center of the ancient world, is steeped in myth and legend. Now, in this newly reissued book publishing just in time for the 2004 Olympics being held in Athans, travel writer John Freely guides readers on a series of walks to the city's most vibrant and historic areas, from the magnificent Parthenon, center of Athens for four thousand years, to the winding streets of Plaka, the crumbling ruins of the Agora and the color and bustle of Monastiraki. We are led to the theatre of Dionysus, scene of the tragic plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles and to the spot where Phidippides ended his legendary run from Marathon. Vivid descriptions of Athens' most famous monuments and archeological sites are interwoven with mythology and anecdote; secret gems are discovered and the past resurrected with every step. This guide, more than any other available, reveals how the heart of ancient Athens still beats beneath the living, modern city.
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A Journey to Ohio in 1810

A Journey to Ohio in 1810

Author: Margaret Van Horn Dwight
Price: $10.95
Binding: Paperback
Description: In his introduction, Jay Gitlin, a professor of history at Yale University, says more about Margaret Van Horn Dwight's wagon journey in 1810 from New Haven, Connecticut, to Warren, Ohio, where she would find a husband, bear thirteen children, and die in middle-age.[more]
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Frommer's Athens Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

Frommer's Athens Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Pocket)

Author: Stephen Brewer
Price: $13.99
Binding: Paperback
Description: Map your own adventure.Athens Day by Day is the perfect answer for travelers who want to know the best places to visit and the best way to see the city. Packed with color photos, this bestselling guide offers dozens of itineraries that show you how to see the best ofAthens in a short time--with bulleted maps that lead the way from sight to sight. Featuring a full range of thematic and neighborhood tours, plus dining, lodging, shopping, nightlife, and practical visitor info,Athens Day by Day is the only guide that helps travelers organize their time to get the most out of a trip. Inside this book you'll find: Full color throughout with hundreds of photos and dozens of maps Sample one- to three-day itineraries that include Athens with Kids, Exploring the Acropolis, Architectural Athens, side trips to Delphi and Hydra, and more Star ratings for all hotels, restaurants, and attractions clue readers in on great finds and values Tear-resistant foldout map in a handy, reclosable plastic wallet Foldout front cover, with at-a-glance maps and quick-reference info [more]
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Centennial Atlas Athens County Oh

Centennial Atlas Athens County Oh

Author: Fred W. Bush
Price: $24.95
Binding: Paperback
Description: An affordable paperback edition of the original 190+ portrait of the bustling turn-of-the-century Ohio community.[more]
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