Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"...All the Pleasant North-western Summer Resorts of the Northwest."

from The Northwest Illustrated for Tourists of 1875

I can never get enough of the old railroad posters and this guide book, put out by the Chicago & North Western Railway  in 1875 is full of them.  Interesting too, is that the text later in the book for the entry on Menasha and Neenah was taken verbatim from John B. Bachelder's  Popular Resorts, and How to Reach Them: Combining a Brief Description of the Principal Summer Retreats in the United States, and the Routes of Travel Leading to Them, also published in 1875.  

I first mentioned that book in a blog entry from 2013:
Hearkening back to last week's entry on John Roberts' tenure at the National Hotel, this book doesn't fail to mention his service to the community. 

1 comment:

  1. Really a great post on how Menasha and other cities and towns were marketed as travel destinations. i never knew that the railroads played a big part in that effort. Thanks,