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August 16, 2014 12:00 AM

OLLI | Railroad boom drove urban vacationers to rural resorts

It’s difficult today to appreciate the enormous effect railroads had on 19th-century America. Yes, they improved transportation, but that direct effect initiated changes throughout society. While the railroad system’s influence on the economy and the shape of the city are well-known, the effect on summer vacations is less so.

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