In the summer of 2000, Middlebury author David Haward Bain took his family on an eight-week, 7,000 mile road trip across the United States. The journey retraced covered wagon trails, the route of the first transcontinental railroad and the Lincoln Highway.
The trip is recounted in Bain’s newest book, “The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads and the Urge to Go West.” In the book, Bain takes the reader through the ghost towns, battlegrounds, museums, and train yards that tell the story of 19th century America.
(To hear Neal Charnoff’s interview with Bain, click on the “Listen” icon.)
“The Old Iron Road” is published by Viking Books. Bain will be appearing at The Book Rack in Essex Junction Saturday, June 12, at 2 pm.