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Castle Tucker (08:05)


English historian Lucinda Lambton travels to America to explore its preserved history. the castle in Maine was built in 1807 by James Tucker. His ships transported cotton from the south to Liverpool.

Little Criterion Theater (05:03)

The theater in Bar Harbor, Maine has been in operation since 1932. It was designed and built in the Art Deco style that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

Cut Nail Factory (04:59)

The factory in Wareham, Massachusetts was founded in 1819 and is still in production. It thrived throughout the 1800s as wood was the most common home building material.

Mohonk Mountain House (05:14)

The house sits atop a mountain near Lake Mohonk in upstate New York. Albert and Alfred Smiley built more than 60 miles of scenic hiking trails through the mountains.

Penn's Country Store (05:54)

Penn's Country Store in rural Kentucky was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest in the state. The store has remained family-owned and opened every day for more than 100 years.

A. Schwab and Co. (06:42)

The company has been on Beale Street in Memphis since 1876. The dry goods and clothing store is still operated by the Schwab family.

New Orleans' Garden District (06:27)

The Garden District is considered the first American suburb. Most homes have large balconies and decorated cast-iron fences. The homes have large gathering rooms to accommodate hundreds of guests for parties.

Nottoway Plantation (05:28)

Built in 1859 by John Randolph, Nottoway is the largest plantation house in the south. Randolph owned more than 1,000 slaves on the cotton plantation. It is now a hotel and wedding venue.

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Lucinda Lambton tours America in search of the traditions and heritage that have survived into the 21st century. Destinations include a working 18th-century nail factory in Massachusetts, the oldest country store in Kentucky, the Mohonk Mountain House on the Hudson River, a preserved 1840s department store in Memphis, and the garden district of New Orleans. There's also a trip to a wedding ceremony in Nottaway, ironically the largest plantation house in Louisiana.

Length: 50 minutes

Item#: BVL185509

ISBN: 978-1-64623-980-1

Copyright date: ©2001

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