As part of the Northwest Territory, the land encompassing Grove City served as payment to war heroes Gen. Daniel Morgan and Col. William Washington, a distant relative of George Washington, for their Revolutionary War service. They in turn sold this land, and in 1803, the region’s first pioneers, Hugh Grant and his wife, Catherine Barr, settled close to what is now downtown Grove City. In 1852, Grove City founder William F. Breck laid out the town plat and helped incorporate the village in 1856. Grove City remained a small farming village throughout the 19th and much of the 20th century, despite its proximity to the fast-growing capital city of Columbus. While the beginning of the 21st century has brought dramatic growth, Grove City continues to hold on to its vibrant, small-town character through its Roaring Twenties–era Thoroughbred racetrack, its picturesque town center, and the numerous educational activities hosted by the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.
Since the days of the Hanseatic League, Hamburg has been one of the most important commercial centers in Germany. Its long history of international trade has imbued its architectural legacy with a rich variety of influences. However, lest you think it is resting on its laurels, Hamburg continues to be the site of architectural innovation. In particular, the HafenCity project to redevelop the old harbor is one of the most creative and unusual urban regeneration projects in Germany today. Hamburg today is the site of innovative projects by leading architectures such as Herzog & de Meuron, Richard Meier, and Alsop Architects. This compact yet authoritative guide profiles the best of the recent crop of Hamburg's new buildings as well as previewing those still in the design and planning stage.
Hike into the massive bowl of Haleakala National Park, snorkel in gorgeous waters, learn to hula dance, or hang-ten in West Maui--"Fodor's Maui 2009" offers all these experiences and more. This updated edition features a full-color pullout map.
Discover the scariest spots in the Sunshine State. Author Dave Lapham visits more than 30 legendary haunted places, all of which are open to the public so visitors can test their own ghosthunting skills. Join Dave as he visits each site, snooping around eerie rooms and dark corners, talking to people who swear to their paranormal experiences, and giving you a firsthand account. Enjoy Ghosthunting Florida from the safety of your armchair or hit the road, using the maps, "Haunted Places" travel guide with 50 more spooky sites and "Ghostly Resources." Buckle up and get ready for the spookiest ride of your life.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands will lead you straight to the best attractions the Greek islands' have to offer. With over 1000 detailed maps, illustrations, and color photographs, this best-selling guidebook gives detailed background information on the best things to do, from magical island cruises and scenic walks and tours to the best beach resorts for a family vacation in the Greek Islands. Features include a visual glossary of island food specialties and sections on Greek mythology, Greek history, Greek architecture and art. Illustrated with beautiful cutaways and floor plans of all of the Greek Islands' ancient landmarks, this essential travel guide also includes 3D aerial views to give a bird's eye view of the Greek Islands' most charming towns and villages, from Kefallonia to Rhodes. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: The Greek Islands is fully updated and expanded with dozens of reviews for Greek Island hotels, recommended restaurants, clubs, and bars as well as ferry routes and tips for the best shopping in Greece. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to The Greek Islands.
In a mist-shrouded valley on China's invisible border with Tibet is a place known as the 'Kingdom of Women', where a small tribe called the Mosuo lives in a cluster of villages that have changed little in centuries. This is one of the last matrilineal societies on earth, where power lies in the hands of women. All decisions and rights related to money, property, land and the children born to them rest with the Mosuo women, who live completely independently of husbands, fathers and brothers, with the grandmother as the head of each family. A unique practice is also enshrined in Mosuo tradition - that of 'walking marriage', where women choose their own lovers from men within the tribe but are beholden to none. Choo Waihong, a corporate lawyer who yearned for escape, ended up living with the Mosuo for seven years - the only non-Mosuo to have ever done so. She tells the remarkable story of her time in the remote mountains of China and gives a vibrant, compelling glimpse into a way of life that teeters on the knife-edge of extinction
Ken Smith's life-long accumulation of knowledge about the Buffalo River country, including complete trail and river guides and a fascinating sourcebook for geology and history of the Buffalo river area. All in a compact size, with more than 170 photos, maps, and diagrams. Coordinated with National Geographic Maps, Trails Illustrated. Ken Smith is the author-photographer of The Buffalo River Country, the Ozark Society Foundation classic now in its ninth printing.