ANNAPOLIS — Chesapeake Conservancy is happy to announce that its associate — the Captain John Smith Chesapeake Nationwide Historic Path — is featured in a brand new ebook launched this month by Rizzoli Worldwide Publications in affiliation with the Partnership for the Nationwide Trails System. Written by Karen Berger and photographed by Bart Smith, “America’s Nationwide Historic Trails: Strolling the Trails of Historical past” takes readers on a journey of the nation’s 19 Nationwide Historic Trails, together with the Chesapeake Path.
The Captain John Smith Chesapeake Nationwide Historic Path (Chesapeake Path) is a 3,000-mile-long water and land path that highlights the landscapes of the American Indians who lived within the Chesapeake area, the voyages of Captain John Smith and his crew from 1607–1609, and the pure assets of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. For the reason that path’s founding in 2006, Chesapeake Conservancy has assisted in rising public entry and defending the land alongside it.
The U.S. Congress created the Nationwide Trails System in 1968, and since then it has designated 19 Nationwide Historic Trails that commemorate routes of historic significance — “various environments which have performed a job within the American narrative” and permit us to expertise firsthand “the intersection of story and panorama,” as creator Karen Berger writes within the ebook’s introduction.
These 19 routes span 42 states and 37,000 miles and inform tales of exploration, hardship, triumph, and tragedy. From Hawaii’s Ala Kahakai Path, to Alaska’s Iditarod, to the Path of Tears, which encompasses 9 states, all the best way to our very personal Chesapeake Path, this 320-page ebook highlights among the most epic tales in our nation’s historical past.
Every entry options wealthy images and an in depth description of the historical past and geography of the route, in addition to a listing of particular historic and interpretive websites alongside the paths. Within the Chesapeake Path entry, for instance, Historic Jamestowne is named out as a “notable cease.”
“The Chesapeake Conservancy is a number one advocate for the Chesapeake Nationwide Historic Path, and we’re thrilled to see the path portrayed on this beautiful new ebook,” Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn mentioned. “At a time when the pandemic has many people staying near house or searching for solitary adventures, America’s Nationwide Historic Trails gives much-needed alternative and inspiration for historical past buffs and nature lovers to be transported to our most nationally important landscapes and tales.”