Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||Northern Pacific Railway|
|Context||Railroads promoted scenic routes to attract tourists.|
|Audience||Potential railroad customers|
|Purpose||To compete with other railroads by providing information and promoting the scenic routes of the Northern Pacific Railway|
In 1884, the Northern Pacific Railway launched an annual publication to compete with other railroads for potential travelers. The publications included illustrations, route maps, and descriptions of scenic tourist destinations. These publications represented the beginning of railroad tourism. Alice's Adventures in the New Wonderland was the title of the first two issues, making a reference to Lewis Carroll's popular children's book. The "New Wonderland" was Yellowstone National Park, which the federal government established as the world's first national park in 1872.