Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 100
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May 19, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 100

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Also fine facilities at nearby SHORE ACRE Directly On the Ocean at Nags Head If you only have one vacation a iy year don't make it a dull one Visit historic Koanuke Island and the fabulous Oilier Banks... · ROOMS · m ICIENCES · COTTAGES · POOL · MAID SERVICE · AIR CONDITIOHG · TELEVISION Far Reservations or color brochure Write P.O. Box 126-C or Phone 919-441-3831 The SEA FOAM NAGS HEAD, North Carolina. 27959 i*rw* ~~ ^^ V//^' Beach Strands of Adventure *£si Something for Everyone ~~**\^£, ACCOMMODATIONS: Modern, new motels and campgrounds with plenty of spare to spare a r e found allover Topsail Island. There are plenty of nice restaurants where you may select from the best seafood taken from local waters. SPORT FISHING AT ITS BEST Whether you prefer deep sea trolling for the big ones, or bait casting from one of the eight ocean piers or the sound pier. Topsail Island has it all. VACATION OR INVESTMENT Fora few weeks vacation or as a vacation-retirement house. Topsail Island has something for everyone. Ocean or sound front lots are available. FISHING CONTEST The Topsail Island Fishing Club sponsors every year a fishing contest, with a cash prize given to the person catching the largest fish of its species. See any member of the fishing club about participating. For Further Information and a Free Color Brochure, Contact: «^ Topsail Island fishing Club P.O. Box 486 Surf City, N.C. 28445 Name Address City State Zip 52 Carolina Ave. Drawer E MOTOR LODGE Carolina Beach N.C . Phone (919) 458-8338 OCEANFRONT Air Conditioned Room TV Ocean Front Electric Heat Rooms V Vz block from Boardwalk Swimming Pool Free Golf Efficiencies JUNE 1ST. THRU LABOR DAY per week * per night Efficiency, 2 people 161.00 25.00 .Rooms, 2 people 126.00 20.00 DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN Route 421 South CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. 28428 Phone 919-458-8537 Color TV. Air Conditioned and Heated Apartments, Rooms. Pool on the Waterfront. MR. MRS. J. O. WHITTINGTON · Owners-Managers TAN-A-RAMA ARTS. OCEHKFRONT ONMGSHEID BEACH KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. 20 EFFICIENCY APfS, COIOR -ili,,,' f V. AIR CONDIiONED! KITCHE- , "* Metres. CARPET. NEW MOD '· r ERNPOOL ,' rotl ""-« BOX 285. KILL DEVIL HILLS, ((.'07948 Phone 919/441-3661 Modern travel has vastly expanded varationland. The stepped-up pace MOTOR LODGE Hwy. 421 South. Box 382 CAROLINA BEACH, H.C. 28428 Phone 919/458-5761 OPEN ALL YEAR Air Cond. ROOMS APARTMENTS Overlnluitg Ocean TV. Large P*ol Leonard Mae McDowell Owners, Mgrs. By Richard Dunlop Just yesterday tourists were an intrepid lot. For generations they've been flocking to such places as Virginia's Luray Caverns. Florida's St. Augustine, New Hampshire's Mt. Washington, New Mexico's Sante Fe, and Wyoming's Yellowstone. Today these popular attractions are an easy drive from home on the nation's freeways, at the end of a fly- and-driye trip, or for one of the nation's 185,000 owners of private planes, only an air hop away. But yesterday it was a different story. Take Yellowstone National Park." On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the bill establishing Yellowstone as the world's first national park, and soon the first tourists set out to visit it. This took some doing, for they had either to take a steamboat up the Missouri from Bismarck, N.D., and finish the journey via stagecoach or travel for 10 days by train and stagecoach from Ogden, Utah. To visit Luray Caverns in the 1870's also took some doing. The caverns were discovered Aug. 13, 1878, and the first genuine tourists arrived that October on foot. Soon folks from neighboring counties journeyed to Luray by horseback and later as roads improved by horse and buggy. Then in 1890 the Shenandoah Valley Railroad was built to Luray and excursion trains began to chuff into town pulling coaches loaded with sightseers. President Grant not only made Yellowstone a national park, but also he was the f i r s t President to visit Mount Washington. In Au- gust, 1869, accompanied by Mrs. Grant and their son Jesse, he arrived by Concord stage coach at the Crawford House at the base of New England's highest peak. On August 27, he boarded the new cog railroad and ascended the mountain. The cog railroad, finished just the month before, was the first such railroad in the world. The era of rail excursions to Luray was from 1915 to 1925 when the Pennsylvania, Reading, and Baltimore and Ohio all ran.trains to the caverns. At first farmers fetched tourists from the train to the caverns in wagons on which they had fastened benches. In 1921, someone put seats on a flatbed truck, and motor transport was available. Then in September, 1971, a 3,500-foot blacktop airstrip, illuminated and with all- weather electronic devices, was opened-to air traffic at Luray. A new breed of winged tourist began flying to Luray in his own plane. For the Best In Sport Fishing, It's MOREHEAD CITY, N. C ' - , . ( . - .,,, (-,,, n ,l, V ,. , . "·,, (,,,.- I-..For The Best Fishing - Contact CAPTAIN OTTIS and His Sport Fishing Fleet '""'' 11-luts-ftllllofcra Equipped W rite, Wire or Phone Your Reservations Phone 919/726-4020 or 726-4600 Open 24 Hours A Pay OTTIS FISH MARKET ALL KINDS OF BAIT-ICt BOX 444,»IOREHtAD CITY. HC. 28557 \ I SEE HISTORIC BRUNSWICK COUNTY rO*17f CAROLINA .. .an Enchanting Land of Enjoyment A semi-tropical paradise sprawling between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Brunswick County is the home of " ' world-famous Calabash seafood, beautiful Orton Plantation, historic Brunswick Town, and mysterious Bald Head Island. .A swimmer, surfers' water-skiing delight, Brunswick is where liars come to become fishermen. Deep sea, pier, and surf as well as fresh-water plugging-we have them all! Also plenty of room to just get away from it all and relax. Write to: RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION For Brunswick County ·* BOX638-CSOUTHPORT, NORTH CAROLINA 28461 Phone 919/457-6356^ 30m , . Mar l9.-im.t8umd(

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