Scenic Routes in the Footsteps of History

Unknown to many travelers, the National Park Service of the United States has established a National Historic Trails system that’s perfectly designed for planning patriotic versions of the Great American Road Trip. Totaling 31,000 miles in 41 states, the 19 routes of the NHT system are organized by all-American themes both triumphant and tragic, tracing the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Trail of Tears, the civil rights quest in 1960s Alabama, the Mormon diaspora, and 15 more.

The under-appreciated National Historic Trails system is documented and celebrated in a photography-rich book, America’s National Historic Trails: In the Footsteps of History (Rizzoli),¬†written by Karen Berger and photographed by Bart Smith. Documentarian Ken Burns and screenwriter Dayton Duncan, who collaborated on PBS’s epic 12-hour series on America’s national parks in 2009, provide the foreword to the book.

In this exclusive excerpt selected by the publisher, preview stops on 12 of the 19 historic trails, all which are covered in-depth with lush photography in the 320-page book.



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