Heritage Tourism: The Real-Life Ramona
"Heritage has been used to sell California tourism for so long that we now have a long heritage of heritage tourism. Take Helen Hunt Jackson's 1884 novel, 'Ramona,' which has deep roots in the Heritage Valley.Meant as a social commentary to expose the injustice suffered by Indians, the book instead became an enormous success as a romantic tragedy. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, trainloads of tourists from across the continent flocked to locations thought to be the real-life setting for 'Ramona.' "
Thanks to Juan Enriquez