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American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2002-01-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780486425610

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American Barns and Covered Bridges by Eric Sloane Pdf

This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

America's Covered Bridges

Author : Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2014-03-25
Category : History
ISBN : 9781462914203

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America's Covered Bridges by Terry E. Miller,Ronald G. Knapp Pdf

As many as 15,000 covered bridges were built in North America over the past 200 years. Fewer than 1,000 remain. In America's Covered Bridges, authors Terry E. Miller and Ronald G. Knapp tell the fascinating story of these bridges, how they were built, the technological breakthroughs required to construct them and above all the dedication and skill of their builders. Each wooden bridge, whether still standing or long gone, has a story to tell about the nature of America at the time—not only about its transportational needs, but the availability of materials and the technological prowess of the people who built it. Illustrated with some 550 historical and contemporary photos, paintings, and technical drawings of nearly 400 different covered bridges, America's Covered Bridges offers five readable chapters on the history, design and fate of America's covered bridges, plus related bridges in Canada. Most of the contemporary photography is by master photographer A. Chester Ong of Hong Kong. 55 photo essays on the most iconic bridges including: Cornish-Windsor Bridge between Vermont and New Hampshire Porter-Parsonsfield Bridge, Maine East Paden and West Paden (Twin Bridges), Pennsylvania Philippi Bridge, West Virginia Hortons Mill Bridge, Alabama Medora Bridge, Indiana Rock Mill Bridge, Ohio Knight's Ferry Bridge, California Perrault Bridge, Quebec, Canada Hartland Bridge, New Brunswick, Canada Over time, wooden bridges eventually gave way to ones made of iron, steel and concrete. An American icon, many covered bridges became obsolete and were replaced—others simply decayed and collapsed. Many more were swept away by natural disasters and fires. America's Covered Bridges is absolutely packed with fascinating stories and information passionately told by two leading experts on this subject. The book will be of tremendous interest to anyone interested in American history, carpentry and technological change.

Covered Bridges of the Northeast

Author : Richard Sanders Allen
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2004-01-01
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 9780486436623

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Covered Bridges of the Northeast by Richard Sanders Allen Pdf

A richly detailed account of bridge builders, the tools they used, and their finished masterpieces, this profusely illustrated work describes foot bridges, latticework and double-decked structures, drawbridges, and more. Filled with information on bridge locations, lengths of spans, and other data, this priceless tribute to a bygone era. 150 black-and-white illustrations.

American Covered Bridges

Author : Jill Caravan
Publisher : Running Press Book Publishers
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Covered bridges
ISBN : 1561384720

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American Covered Bridges by Jill Caravan Pdf

Celebrates the romance and lore of these rural landmarks. Explains the origin of covered bridges in America.

Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering

Author : James C. Barker,James A. Barker
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 234 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Covered bridges
ISBN : 0578171066

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Covered Bridges and the Birth of American Engineering by James C. Barker,James A. Barker Pdf

The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio

Author : Carl E. Feather
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2014-01-21
Category : History
ISBN : 9781625847454

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The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio by Carl E. Feather Pdf

When its first covered bridge was constructed on the Ashtabula-Trumbull Turnpike in 1832, Ashtabula County was closer to frontier than a "new Connecticut." Its rutted roads promised adventure and suggested prosperity but also great hardship. Covered bridges, made mostly of local timber, would eventually soften the brutality of travel, isolation and a well-watered landscape. Their proliferation and preservation gave Ashtabula County the nickname "Covered Bridge Capital of the Western Reserve." Admire both famous and forgotten crossings with Carl E. Feather, who has spent over a quarter century mired in muddy creek beds, camera in hand, waiting for the perfect light."

Covered Bridges

Author : Joseph D Conwill
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 64 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2014-09-10
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781784420116

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Covered Bridges by Joseph D Conwill Pdf

Covered Bridges are historic pieces of American and Canadian rural history, gracing the countryside from Oregon to Tennessee and from California to New Brunswick and across Canada. In this lavishly illustrated volume Joseph D. Conwill recounts the rich, romantic history of covered bridges as they developed from early timber bridges, born out of the traditions of Medieval times, into modernized structures designed for the motorized traffic of the early twentieth century. Reflecting on the efforts to keep covered bridges in service as the face of the rural landscape is transformed, and the challenge of preserving their historic character while making them safe for modern traffic, Conwill guides the reader across the diverse range of covered bridges to be found throughout the North America.

Covered Bridges of New York State

Author : Rick L. Berfield
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 100 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2003-04-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0815607482

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Covered Bridges of New York State by Rick L. Berfield Pdf

More than just relics of a bygone era, covered bridges enjoy a cherished place in the public imagination and a distinctive niche in northeastern America's regional lore and architectural history. Once, 250 covered bridges dotted the landscape of New York State. But natural disaster and human progress exacted a price, leaving only twenty-four historic bridges intact. Here is the first detailed guide to these structures, many of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Completed between 1854 and 1912, they represent a wide variety of designs—from timber and truss constructs to odd windows and walls painted in the style of an "old red barn." Rick L. Berfield offers an evocative look at how covered bridges came into existence and explores fully the colorful and arcane customs they inspired. "Kissing bridges," for example, offered seclusion for sweethearts. Toll bridges appeared on an emerging turnpike system. Baptisms and weddings were conducted on those veritable platforms, which were also favored haunts for traveling sales personnel. Brilliant color photos, driving instructions, and statistics with accompanying map make this both a practical and appealing reference, practical and appealing reference, a work that will interest both the devotee and general reader alike.

Covered Bridges of New England

Author : Jeffrey E Blackman
Publisher : Countryman Press
Page : 104 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2008-08-26
Category : Photography
ISBN : PSU:000064307008

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Covered Bridges of New England by Jeffrey E Blackman Pdf

During the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth centuries, the erection of nearly one thousand covered bridges was recorded in New England's archives. However, the ravages of time, storms, floods, neglect, and vandals have reduced the remaining historic, authentic covered bridges to fewer than two hundred. While the majority of these bridges are in the states of Vermont and New Hampshire, wonderful examples of covered bridges can be found in all six of the New England states.

American Yesterday

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2003-03-28
Category : History
ISBN : 0486427609

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American Yesterday by Eric Sloane Pdf

A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, "American Yesterday "explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways." Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago. Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" ("Springfield Republican"), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 130 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2008-01-01
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 9780486463032

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A Museum of Early American Tools by Eric Sloane Pdf

This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Without Right Angles

Author : Lowell J. Soike,Iowa. Office of Historic Preservation
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 116 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1983
Category : Barns
ISBN : MINN:31951000031518F

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Without Right Angles by Lowell J. Soike,Iowa. Office of Historic Preservation Pdf

Includes catalog of 160 round barns in Iowa.

The New World Dutch Barn

Author : John Fitchen
Publisher : Syracuse University Press
Page : 300 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2001-06-01
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0815606907

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The New World Dutch Barn by John Fitchen Pdf

Gregory D. Huber updates John Fitchen's The New World Dutch Barn with extensive new material. Added to Fitchen's descriptions of barn types, framing style, and exterior appearance is research information that relates to the form, fabric, and essence of each Dutch barn. Huber notes the secondary expressions seen in barns in various locations in both New York and New Jersey, the evolution of the barn building tradition, and why only one of the four major tie-beam types found in the Netherlands proliferates in America.

A Reverence for Wood

Author : Eric Sloane
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Page : 114 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2004-02-18
Category : History
ISBN : 9780486433943

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A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane Pdf

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

The American Chestnut

Author : Donald Edward Davis
Publisher : University of Georgia Press
Page : 393 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2021-11-15
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780820360461

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The American Chestnut by Donald Edward Davis Pdf

Before 1910 the American chestnut was one of the most common trees in the eastern United States. Although historical evidence suggests the natural distribution of the American chestnut extended across more than four hundred thousand square miles of territory—an area stretching from eastern Maine to southeast Louisiana—stands of the trees could also be found in parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, Washington State, and Oregon. An important natural resource, chestnut wood was preferred for woodworking, fencing, and building construction, as it was rot resistant and straight grained. The hearty and delicious nuts also fed wildlife, people, and livestock. Ironically, the tree that most piqued the emotions of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Americans has virtually disappeared from the eastern United States. After a blight fungus was introduced into the United States during the late nineteenth century, the American chestnut became functionally extinct. Although the virtual eradication of the species caused one of the greatest ecological catastrophes since the last ice age, considerable folklore about the American chestnut remains. Some of the tree’s history dates to the very founding of our country, making the story of the American chestnut an integral part of American cultural and environmental history. The American Chestnut tells the story of the American chestnut from Native American prehistory through the Civil War and the Great Depression. Davis documents the tree’s impact on nineteenth-and early twentieth-century American life, including the decorative and culinary arts. While he pays much attention to the importation of chestnut blight and the tree’s decline as a dominant species, the author also evaluates efforts to restore the American chestnut to its former place in the eastern deciduous forest, including modern attempts to genetically modify the species.