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By Suzanne Silverthorn

Following the institution of Rocky Mountain nationwide Park in 1915, promotional campaigns generated by way of the railroads lured prosperous tourists to the park with photos of the good outside and the various luxuries provided by way of the best inns. Postcards have been circulated proclaiming the park because the �Playground of the World.� The gateway groups of Estes Park and Grand Lake grew to become vivid hospitality facilities, and in 1920, whilst the 2 cities have been hooked up with the outlet of Fall River highway, a brand new period of tourism used to be brought that maintains this present day. greater than 2 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 heritage for greater than a century.

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