Historic Towns of New England Lyman P. Powell

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Historic Towns of New England by Lyman P. Powell
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This illustrated volume was published in 1899.Excerpt from the books Preface:In July, 1893, while the first Summer Meet-ing of the American Society for the Ex-tension of University Teaching was in sessionat the University of Pennsylvania, I con-MoreThis illustrated volume was published in 1899.Excerpt from the books Preface:In July, 1893, while the first Summer Meet-ing of the American Society for the Ex-tension of University Teaching was in sessionat the University of Pennsylvania, I con-ducted the students, in trips taken from weekto week, to historic spots in Philadelphia, thebattle-fields of the Brandywine and of Ger-mantown, and to the site of the winter camp atValley Forge.

The experiment was broughtto the attention of Dr. Albert Shaw, and athis instance I made a plea through the pagesof The American Monthly Review of Reviews,October, 1893, for the revival of the mediaevalpilgrimage, and for its adaptation to educa-tional and patriotic uses. After pointing outsome of the advantages of visits paid undercompetent guidance and with reverent spirit tospots made sacred by high thinking and self-for-getful living, I suggested a ten days pilgrimagein the footsteps of George Washington.The suggestion took root in the publicmind.

Leading journals commended the idea.New England people, already acquainted withthe thought of local historical excursions, hailedthe proposed pilgrimage with enthusiasm. Menand women from a score of States avowedtheir eagerness to make the experiment - andat the close of the University Extension Sum-mer Meeting of July, 1894, in which I hadlectured on American history, I found myselfconducting for the University Extension So-ciety a pilgrimage, starting from Philadelphia,to Hartford, Boston, Cambridge, Lexington,Concord, Salem, Plymouth, Newburg, WestPoint, Tarrytown, Tappan, New York, Prince-ton, and Trenton.Contents:Introduction by G.P.

Morris-- Portland by S.T. Pickard-- Rutland, Mass. by E.D. Mead-- Salem by G. D. Latimer-- Boston by T.W. Higginson-- Revoltionary Boston by E.E. Hala-- Cambridge by S.A. Ellot-- Concord by F.B. Sanborn-- Plymouth by Ellen Watson-- Cape Cod towns by Katharine L. Bates-- Deerfield by G. Sheldon-- Newport by Susan Coolidge-- Providence by W.B. Wesden-- Hartford by Mary K.

Talcott-- New Haven by F.H. Cogswell



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