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Destination Heartland : a guide to discovering the Midwest's remarkable past  Cover Image Book Book

Destination Heartland : a guide to discovering the Midwest's remarkable past / Cynthia Clampitt.

Clampitt, Cynthia, (author.).


"The Midwest's place at the crossroads of the nation makes it a rich travel destination for anyone interested in the history and heritage of the United States. Cynthia Clampitt's guide to heartland historical sites invites readers to live the past, whether it's watching a battlefield reenactment or wandering the grounds of an ancient Native American city. From the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to the Chinese American Museum, Clampitt uncovers the fascinating stories behind these quintessentially Midwestern places while offering valuable tips for getting the most out of your visit. She also ventures beyond the typical scope of guidebooks to include historic restaurants, small-town museums, and other overlooked gems perfect for turning that quick day trip into a leisurely itinerary. An informative handbook and love letter to the Midwest, Destination Heartland provides travelers with a knowledgeable companion on the highways and backroads of history. States covered in the book: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin" --back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780252086373
  • ISBN: 0252086376
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Urbana, Illinois] : 3 Fields Books, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-250) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Creating and defining the Midwest -- Witnessing history: living-history venues and open-air museums: place to watch what life was like -- Perusing history: vintage sites, historic homes, museums large and small -- Exploring history: historic towns, enclaves, and sprawling destinations -- Experiencing history: participating, reenacting, volunteering, and other opportunities -- Eating and sleeping history: historic inns and dining venues -- Locating more history: resources for find more places, whether near you or elsewhere in the Midwest.
Subject: Historic sites > Middle West > Guidebooks.
Historical museums > Middle West > Guidebooks.
Middle West > Guidebooks.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Drexel 917.704 CLA 2022 (Text) 0002206010031 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center 917.704 CLA 2022 (Text) 0002206010049 New Adult Books Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill 917.704 CLA 2022 (Text) 0002206010056 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

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