Historical Intro to US Tourism. When do individuals begin to seek education through travel?. Marco Polo ? 13 th century merchant traveler. John Denham “Coopers Hill” 1643. What did they see, what did they gain? Travel in Virginia—The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe”
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Marco Polo ? 13th century merchant traveler.
John Denham “Coopers Hill” 1643.
What did they see, what did they gain?
Travel in Virginia—The Knights of the Golden Horseshoe”
1716 to the Blue Ridge Mountains
Virginia promotes the Hot Springs (beginning in 18th Century)
Berkeley Springs, 1767 Lord Fairfax had built a summer home there and a "private bath" making the area a popular destination for Virginia's social elite.
Areas of elevation offered summer comfort. Also dancing, and fine dining.
Thomas Jefferson purchased 157 acres of land including the Natural Bridge from the Crown and established a lodge of sorts.
The Shrine as a source of patriotic strength.
What are other shrines? Sacred and Secular
Sites associated with the advancement of industry
The first ?
The biggest ?
The Longest ?
First Families—the production of a lineage involves visitation