September/October 2004 Table of Contents

Cover of September/October 2004


Home Away From Home
What's behind the new National Museum of the American Indian—the Smithsonian's Cultural Resources Center
By Hampton Sides

Picturing America
How an 1870s bestselling book, Picturesque America, captured the look of a nation and brought its splendors into the home
By Jean Dunbar

A Bridge Too Many?
Louisville, Ky.'s struggle to ease its traffic woes has been protracted, bitter?and very American.
By Christopher Swope


Cell phone towers are spreading in our national parks • Walkers and artists reclaim a Cleveland bridge • Yikes! in New Windsor, N.Y. • The Shady Dell RV park in Bisbee, Ariz. • Transitions • Who's News

The Short Answer: Don Henley, cofounder of The Eagles rock group, explains why Walden Woods is important to him and the nation.

Place: In America, your birthplace says it all.
By Ann Patchett

Traveler: West Virginia's down-at-the-heels mining towns hope to cash in on tourists who appreciate the region's proud history.
By Julia M. Klein

Books: A newcomer finds that taking root in a small town means taking stock of the lessons it offers.
By Anne Matthews

House Rules: The Patterson family of Monterey County, Calif., treasures its rammed-earth adobe farmhouse.
By Dave Weinstein

Back Page: Some of our architectural mistakes might just be worth saving.
By Dwight Young

Your Trust
Information for members and friends of the National Trust
Preservation Services Fund seeds big projects with small grants • President's Note • Trust and 3M showcase landmarks and Scotchgard • Preservation Atlas shows where Trust works • Historic Hotels of America allies with European group • Arnold Berke's NTHP