Tag Archives: national parks

Gone fishin’. And hiking, biking and horseback riding in Rocky Mountain National Park

High up in the Rockies Continue reading

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A Day By the Falls

Paterson’s Great Falls Historic District, some photos and some history Continue reading

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The 1890 Travel Blogger: Wonderland

America’s first national park existed on the edge of wilderness and civilization. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: The Cigar Store Indian Syndrome

The history of America’s national parks usually begins with the “discovery” of Yosemite. What isn’t explained is how you discover a place when there are folks already living there. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: We’ve All Got Wheels

Nothing had as profound an impact on how Americans vacationed as when we all got wheels. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: Under the Influence of PR

As more Americans started to go on vacation there were more folks around ready to tell them where they should go. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: As Well As Discrimination and Bigotry

From the very beginning vacationland America was a reflection of the society of which it was a part. And for racial and religious minorities that meant discrimination and bigotry. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: Overcoming Our Heritage

Since a good percentage of the American public with some disposable income in the 19th century was pretty Waspy, the whole idea of vacation took hold rather slowly here. Continue reading

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