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Title Breaking history : lost America : vanished civilizations, abandoned towns, and roadside attractions / Don Rauf.
Author Rauf, Don, author.
Publication Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2019]
Description pages cm
Call # 973 R
Summary "Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like 'breaking news') and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery--what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Lost America is an illustrated look at fascinating places in the United States that have existed only in myth and have never been found, those that were abandoned and why, and those that were lost to social upheaval or natural disaster. The book reviews the history behind these places--how they began, how long they endured, why they were lost, and how many have been rediscovered. Included are accounts of the mysterious disappearance of the Anasazi from the Southwest, the abandonment of the Roanoke Colony in 1590, the environmental disaster that caused the population of Centralia, Pennsylvania to evacuate the town in the 1980s, and the nearly-intact ghost town of Bodie, California. The book also includes places that were thought to exist, but did not--or not yet, anyway: legendary Norse settlements, lost cities of gold, and The Fountain of Youth"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cahokia: North America's first great city -- Quivira and the seven golden cities of Cibola -- The fountain of youth -- Norumbega: the Viking city of New England -- The vast Anasazi civilization of the Southwest -- Roanoke: America's first colony -- Bodie: one of America's most famous ghost towns -- North Brother Island: New York center for quarantining the sick -- Ruddock, Napton, and Frenier, Louisiana: wiped out by hurricane -- Gone for good: other us towns destroyed by hurricanes -- Isle Derniere, Louisiana -- Indianola, Texas -- Hog Island, New York -- Vanport: flood washes away Oregon's second-largest city -- Other drowned us towns -- Old Cahawba, Alabama -- The Catskills underwater -- Love Canal: America's first toxic ghost town -- Centralia: the town that never stopped burning -- Gilman: a deadly water supply drives a town to extinction -- Route 66: America's road to nowhere -- Other lost highways -- The Oregon Trail -- The Lincoln Highway -- Other lost icons -- Disappearing drive-ins -- Adieu to drive-in diners, too -- Abandoned amusement parks.
Subject Extinct cities -- United States.
Abandoned buildings -- United States.
Cities and towns -- United States -- History.
Roads -- United States -- History.
United States -- Description and travel.
Alt Title Lost America : vanished civilizations, abandoned towns, and roadside attractions
Related To Online version: Rauf, Don. Breaking history Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2019] 9781493033973 (DLC) 2018046047
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