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Thoughts On the Rise of Camping

Camping was not a new (organized) activity; the first camp in the United States opened in Connecticut in 1861.  The Camp Directors Association of America, now known as the American Camping Association, was founded in 1910 (KOA would not come … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Male/Female Differences in the Advice they Offer

As I discussed in Automobiles, Advertisements and Gender Stereotypes, early automobile manufacturers designed cars with both men and women in mind because society at the time viewed certain aspects of autos through a gendered and stereotypical lens.  Society linked females … Continue reading

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A Quick Note On Cars and Autocamping

The advent of Ford’s Model T in 1908 began to transform society’s notions of motor accessibility and leisure time.  This change occurred across socioeconomic and gender lines.  Cindy Aron, discussing the transformation of those who could go on vacations between … Continue reading

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A Quick Note on Early Female Drivers

Early female motorists were often not wealthy travelers; they were automobile pioneers, the “firsts.”  These included the first woman passenger on a transcontinental trip, the first woman driver on a cross-country trip, the first solo-female driver on a transcontinental autotrip, … Continue reading

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Prescriptive Literature

Prescriptive literature is also known as advice literature, and in as soon as autos arrived on the market, literature about their usage appeared in massive quantity.  Prescriptive literature on motoring and autocamping became more prevalent toward the late 1910s, yet … Continue reading

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