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Reader's Digest: Treasures of America and Where to Find Them
Reader's Digest Treasures of America and Where to Find Them Author:John Ely Burchard, Dr. Victor J. Danilov, Milo M. Naeve, Dr. Joshua C. Taylor Second Printing, copyright 1974 — An illustrated guide to our priceless heritage of art and architecture, furniture and the decorative arts, historic places, gardens, monuments and engineering marvels - the best loved treasures of our Nation. — Here for the first time, in one beautifully illustrated book, you will find the descriptions and locatio... more »ns of America's most treasured houses, museums, gardens, buildings, monuments, historic sites and other fascinating places to visit.
To make these treasures as easy as possible to find, the book divides the country into nine regions, including Hawaii and Alaska, and contains a unique treasure map for each region. More than 500 treasures are indicated on each map, directing you to a total of more than 5000 of the most beautiful and rewarding places in America. Along with descriptions of each place and the necessary information as to street address, opening hours and admission charge, if any, you will also enjoy the hundreds of magnificent color reproductions that help bring these treasures to life.
No matter where you are, this book will help you find what you want to see.
If you are planning a trip, you can consult the treasure maps to select the route that offers the most interesting places to visit.
If you are on the road, the book will show you what treasuresare nearest at hand. Symbols on the maps indicate the kinds of places you will see--such as churches, museums or historic sites.
For those visiting or living in a city, there are sure to be treasures yet to be discovered. The book will help you find those you will enjoy the most.
If you have heard of a treasure and do not know where it is, the detailed 24-page index will direct you to the page where it is described. If, after reading about it, you would like to find its exact location, simply follow the reference to the map that pinpoints it.
Another helpful feature of Treasures of America is the Topical Directory, which tells you where to find outstanding collections of such things as museum towns, marine museums, furniture, glass and glassware, Indian artifacts and arts, sculpture, silver, tools, toys and dolls, paintings--from old masters to modern--and other subjects of special interest. From cover to cover this book brings America's greatest treasures into your home.« less