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4 books on history - Colorado, Virginia, Delaware, Lake Champlain - $50 (Asheville)

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Waterway to the West... by James J. Kirkwood. 1963, Eastern National Park & Monument Association. Softcover, showing its age. Fascinating brief history of the James River & Kanawha Canal that ran between Richmond & western Virginia. B&W photos, maps & illustrations of this all-but-forgotten piece of 19th century Virginia history. $10.

The Gunboat Philadelphia and the Defense of Lake Champlain in 1776, by Philip K. Lundeberg. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, 1995. Glossy softcover, handsomely illustrated with b&w photos, maps & graphics. History of the 18th century one-masted gunship and the part it played in the defense of the fledgling US. $20.

Delaware's Ghost Towers: The Coast Artillery's Forgotten Last Stand During the Darkest Days of World War II, by William C. Grayson. 2005, Authorhouse. This softcover volume explains the purpose of the strange WWII constructions on Delaware's beaches. Fort Miles became the East Coast's most heavily fortified installations. B&W photos, diagrams, and maps enliven the pages of this history. $10.

Memories of St. Elmo, by Charlotte Merrifield with Suzy Kelly. 1992, second edition. The author grew up in St. Elmo, Colorado. This softcover volume recounts her life in the mining town from 1910 - 1919. B&W photos from Ms Merrifield's and her sister's collection are found throughout the book. History from the ground level. $15.

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