On the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes, 1700-1900

By: Donna-Belle Garvin, James L. Garvin.

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First published in 1988 by the New Hampshire Historical Society, and long since sought after, On the Road North of Boston is back in print. This richly illustrated, entertaining book is an invaluable resource for New Hampshire residents and students of the state's history alike. Nine extensively researched and meticulously prepared chapters depict historic taverns and tavern society of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century New England. Donna-Belle and James Garvin vividly reconstruct the physical landscape: the taverns themselves, the network of roads, travel conditions, traffic and commerce. They immerse the reader in the contemporary tavern atmosphere: encounters with fellow travelers, food, drink, entertainment, and hospitality in its earliest incarnations "on the road north of Boston."
On the Road North of Boston contains rare and wonderful black-and-white illustrations of authentic tavern signs and furnishings, broadsides advertising tavern entertainments, early photographs and drawings of tavern buildings, road signs, vehicles, and bridges, portraits of tavern keepers, stage drivers, and itinerant performers. This book offers modern New England residents and travelers rich chronicles and visions of an age long past.

Title: On the Road North of Boston: New Hampshire Taverns and Turnpikes, 1700-1900

Author: Donna-Belle Garvin, James L. Garvin.

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $29.95

Categories: Taverns & Drinking, New Hampshire, Roads,

Publisher: University Press of New England: [2003]

ISBN Number: 1584653213

ISBN Number 13: 9781584653219

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 236 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, maps, illus., paperback, University Press of New England

Seller ID: 653213

Description: A favorite regional history is back in print.
First published in 1988 by the New Hampshire Historical Society, and long since sought after, On the Road North of Boston is back in print. This richly illustrated, entertaining book is an invaluable resource for New Hampshire residents and students of the state's history alike. Nine extensively researched and meticulously prepared chapters depict historic taverns and tavern society of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century New England. Donna-Belle and James Garvin vividly reconstruct the physical landscape: the taverns themselves, the network of roads, travel conditions, traffic and commerce. They immerse the reader in the contemporary tavern atmosphere: encounters with fellow travelers, food, drink, entertainment, and hospitality in its earliest incarnations "on the road north of Boston."
On the Road North of Boston contains rare and wonderful black-and-white illustrations of authentic tavern signs and furnishings, broadsides advertising tavern entertainments, early photographs and drawings of tavern buildings, road signs, vehicles, and bridges, portraits of tavern keepers, stage drivers, and itinerant performers. This book offers modern New England residents and travelers rich chronicles and visions of an age long past.

About Author
DONNA-BELLE GARVIN is the editor of New Hampshire Historical Society’s journal Historical New Hampshire. She has co-authored and edited books and exhibition catalogues on New Hampshire history, including Jerald E. Brown’s The Years of the Life of Samuel Lane (UPNE, 2000). JAMES GARVIN has served as State Architectural Historian for the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources since 1987. He is the author of the best-selling A Building History of Northern New England (UPNE, 2001).


Reviews
"Their book is not one to pick up and read the way you might a novel, and yet once you start it is hard to put down. There is a lot of history in the Garvin book, comments from newspapers, travelers' tales, diaries, official documents, all with ample footnotes. Yet the most fascinating features of the book are the illustrations. . . a blend of text and illustration, worth a slow and careful reading but that is instructive and exciting even when scanned hastily." -- The Cabinet (Milford, NH)