Rivers and Roads: Transportation in Early America
Reflect on these images, not only with your eyes. Hear the soft cadence of unshod hooves on packed earth, the splash of a paddle into placid water, the scrape of an iron-rimmed wheel on a sandy road. Inhale the scent of a woodland spring or a new leather saddle on a spirited steed; taste the crisp winter air after a snowfall or a mug of ale at a ferryman’s tavern. Feel the jolt of a carriage on rutted roads and the gentle canter of a placid mare. Travel back in time to colonial Virginia through the lens of noted photographer David Doody. Text by historian Mary Miley Theobald.
Praise for Rivers and Roads from George Allen, former Virginia senator and governor: