Historic roads in the national park system by Laura E. SoullieМЂre

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Denver Service Center in [Denver] .

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  • National parks and reserves -- United States -- History,
  • Roads -- United States -- History,
  • Historic roads and trails -- United States

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Statementby Laura E. Soullière.
SeriesSpecial history study
LC ClassificationsE160 .S68 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 197 p. :
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL541109M
LC Control Number96120381

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