Summer in New York State

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Title

Summer in New York State

Description

Published a year after the conclusion of World War II, the tone of this 36-page travel guide to New York is on of making up for lost time. "With motor travel again unlimited," we are told, "New York's 59,000 miles of improved highways beckon the autoist to enjoy the State's attractions from the vantage-point of his own conveyance." Clearly, the automotive age has begun in earnest.

The state is divided into fifteen regional "Vacationlands," including the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes. There are thematic sections highlighting activities for seemingly any taste: Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, Camping, Motoring, Historic Shrines... even Flowers and Geology make an appearance. It's an intriguing glimpse into the early trajectory of postwar tourism, which still is relatively outdoors-centered in its emphasis.

Creator

Writer, Herbert

Publisher

Bureau of Information, Division of State Publicity, New York State Department of Commerce

Date

1946-05

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Courtesy of Ken Cooper

Format

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Original Format

Tourist guide

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11, 36 pp + cover