United States Railroad Administration booklet 1919 2/2
These two pages are from the same booklet on Crater Lake National Park, and they demonstrate the depth of content that the Railroad administration published in these booklets. On the left there is an map with the railroad marked around the lake and on the right is a map with extensive information on where you could purchase tickets and travel from throughout the United States. Railroad companies seem to have been in a unique opportunity to advertise several things at once, and the publications from the National Railroad Administration show that. Someone who had a minor interest in the National Parks could pick up one of these booklets and if the imagery described and displayed in them was enough to spark a serious interest, then they could plan routes and lodging via the rest of the information in the booklet. Clearly the Railroad Administration wanted to inform the potential visitor well enough so that they wouldn't have to hunt down other information.
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