Around Rocky Mountain National Park (Postcard History by Suzanne Silverthorn

By Suzanne Silverthorn

Following the institution of Rocky Mountain nationwide Park in 1915, promotional campaigns generated by means of the railroads lured filthy rich tourists to the park with photographs of the nice outdoor and the various luxuries provided by way of the best motels. Postcards have been circulated proclaiming the park because the �Playground of the World.� The gateway groups of Estes Park and Grand Lake turned shiny hospitality facilities, and in 1920, while the 2 cities have been hooked up with the hole of Fall River street, a brand new period of tourism used to be brought that keeps this day. greater than two hundred postcards are utilized in this e-book to supply a chronology of the early resorts, ranches, and different settings that experience formed the park�s background for greater than a century.

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