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By Kathleen A. Cordes

Cordes offers a shiny heritage of every path, an inventory of sights (with accompanying maps), necessary traveling details, and eighty full-color photographs shooting the essence and various background of America's 12 nationwide historical trails.

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Some areas of the trail are protected, including several miles in Arizona, particularly between Tucson and Yuma, across the deserts of southern California, and along the California coast from Gaviota to Guadalupe.  Coe State Park, located southeast of San Francisco Bay, has a trail that parallels the Anza route.  San Felipe Creek and the Nipomo Dunes are recognized as National Natural Landmarks, and an additional ninety­nine interpretive sites, thirteen in Arizona and eighty­six in California, have been identified.

These small, remote frontier settlements, established only a few years before, were all but independent of the royal authority to which the eastern colonies were subject.  In a three­pronged attack through the Carolinas, his right wing on the east would march along the coast to secure supply lines; Cornwallis himself would command the main army in the center and drive through North Carolina to Virginia; and the western wing, commanded by Ferguson, would protect Cornwallis from those feisty over­mountain men.

And because of the unwillingness of the captains, or their officers' lack of funds, the great majority of the troops made do with no uniform at all.  Williams. Page 23 with the name of the presidio; a black tie; a pair of shoes; and a black hat.  Many of these changes were probably based on the innovations of frontier commanders such as Anza.  These devices were cheap and effective alternatives to regular military boots.  The commanders wore their hair in a long ponytail and were allowed to use hairnets known as reducillas.

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