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Youghiogheny: Appalachian River

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The mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania provide the setting for the most popular whitewater in America: the Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle.  People from all over the nation come to run the rapids, while others simply enjoy the natural beauty of Ohiopyle State Park.  But this Appalachian river has many faces as it flows from its source among the scattered mountain farms ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 19th 1984 by University of Pittsburgh Press (first published January 1st 1984)
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Violet B
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! As a local to the area, I appreciated the depth to which Palmer dives into his historical analysis and documentation of my backyard river. His style of writing triggered my nostalgia so many times; I was longing for times I have never seen, but felt through Palmer's writings. The mix of the historical, the geographical, the environmental, the political, the comical, the natural... a fantastic read for anyone interested in rivers, or Appalachia, or history, or cultural resources ...more
Tim Rensland
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book tracing the Yough back to where it begins and flows through the history of the land and people all the way to the end. It covers mining, land rights and whitewater history.
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