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Refining Travel: Railroads and Extra-Fare Cars, 1850–1915

Catherine Cocks

in Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the transformation of railroads, luxury-car manufacturers, and tour companies from “a horrible thing to think of” into a genteel fantasy. Railroads, as well as hotels and tour ... More


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