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See the Ozarks: The Touristic Image
Ozark tourism is booming. It's safe. It's affordable. It's within a day's drive for 50 percent of the population. And last year more than 8 million visited Branson. What brings people to the region and has kept them coming back for more than a century? Is the appeal of this fabled region the same today as it was in bygone days? Leland and Crystal Payton have searched for ...more
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Lens & Pen Press
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This book details the growth of the tourist trade in the Ozarks and is filled with images of postcards, advertisements, brochures, and other tourist ephemera and memorabilia from the early age of Ozark tourism in the first half of the Twentieth Century. The authors, Leland and Crytal Payton, share many examples of lyrical prose that extol the area's natural beauty, and the Paytons' own writing is often very expressive and emotional making this book seem like an their own personal love letter to ...more