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The Gilded Age and the Making of Bar Harbor
Stephen J. Hornsby
Vol. 83, No. 4 (Oct., 1993), pp. 455-468
Published by: American Geographical Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/215826
Page Count: 14
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, an American urban elite created an extensive North American pleasure periphery, with seasonal resorts that dramatically reshaped local economies and landscapes. Bar Harbor, Maine, exemplified this type of resort. Affluent New Yorkers and Bostonians developed an exclusive, picturesque resort, with a local service economy almost completely dependent on tourism. They also managed to surround the town with a national park.
Geographical Review © 1993 American Geographical Society