Heritage Tourism: The Real-Life Ramona

California's heritage is used to sell tourism in the state.
May 20, 2003, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"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

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Published on Monday, May 19, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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