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The old post road.

Author: Tom Bodett; Questar, Inc.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Questar, 1997.
Series: America's historic trails.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early trails and roads crossed mile after untamed mile of deep wilderness to connect the far flung towns and settlements of colonial America, whose isolated residents depended on them as lifelines for the supplies and mail they carried. The Old Post Road performed just such a vital role as the first major land route linking 17th century Manhattan with Boston. While today's modern interstates can whisk travelers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Films for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Bodett; Questar, Inc.
ISBN: 1568552483 9781568552484
OCLC Number: 37600980
Notes: Title from cassette label.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Photography, Tom Speer ; editor, John Givens ; music, Denny Gore.
Performer(s): Tom Bodett, host.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 55 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: America's historic trails.

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"Early trails and roads crossed mile after untamed mile of deep wilderness to connect the far flung towns and settlements of colonial America, whose isolated residents depended on them as lifelines for the supplies and mail they carried. The Old Post Road performed just such a vital role as the first major land route linking 17th century Manhattan with Boston. While today's modern interstates can whisk travelers between these two cities in mere hours, colonial commuters spent seven to ten exhausting days making the hazardous 300 mile trip. Travelers on The Old Post Road crossed bogs, rivers and gorges, on horse back, in bone jolting carriages, and somtimes even on foot. Tom Bodett tells their fascinating stories as he retraces their 300 year old steps across New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. He also visits many surviving landmarks along the way: see New York's St. Paul's Chapel; Slater's Mill, America's first factory; the first Synagogue in the New World; Paul Revere's home; and Haviland Tavern in Rye, NY - where Goerge Washington not only slept, but left a "thank you" note"--Container.

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