Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 1.14.11 PM.pngBooks about Trips, Outings and Errands

Benz velo 1894
Benz velo 1894

The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks. Barb Rosenstock. Illustrated by Mordecai Gerstein, Dial Books, 2012.
  • The story of a famous 1903 camping trip that led to the creation of our national parks.

Road Trip. Gary Paulsen and Jim Paulsen. Yearling, 2013.

Clementine and the Spring Trip. Sara Pennypacker. Illustrated by Marla Frazee. Disney Hyperion, 2013

Bertha Takes a Drive: How the Benz Automobile Changed the World. Jan Adkins. Charlesbridge, 2017




Computer.pngLink to page for the book, A Long Walk to Water
  • The alternating stories of Nya and Salva, two 11-year-olds in Sudan, seek water and safety in a war-torn land.



Roads, Highways and Automobiles

  • The National Road, America's First Highway
  • History of Route 66
  • The Interstate Highway System

Map of the National Road; image by Geocaching.com
Map of the National Road; image by Geocaching.com
The National Road, America's First Major Highway
  • Also known as the Cumberland Road or the Main Street of America
    • Linking Maryland and Ohio
      • Authorized in 1806; begin in 1813, reached Illinois in 1839
        • Workers crushed and hauled stone by hand


Sign with 1926 font
Sign with 1926 font
History of Route 66

external image I-A1.svgLink to background about the Interstate Highway System
  • Begun in the 1950s under President Dwight Eisenhower
    • Federal-Aid Highway Act led to the building of 47,800 miles of highways
      • Highway A1 is in Alaska




Is Bourbon Street Authentic? New Orleans Scholar Makes the Case in Grand, New History