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  “Never before had there been a coordinated statewide effort to showcase North Carolina as a destination. Tourism had the potential to lift the state out of economic despair. So in 1937, the newly created Division of State Advertising embarked on a campaign under the slogan ‘Variety Vacationland’…. “The phrase … would become mostly history […]

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“In ‘The Poetry of Traveling’ (1838)… Bostonian Anna Marie Wells spoke of the fine scenery in Buncombe County but warned visitors about the crudeness of Southern society. While the views from the mountains filled her soul with the wonder of God’s glory, the local population did not…. She mocked their strange accents and their peculiar […]

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More phrase-frequency charts from Google Books Ngram Reader: — Chapel Hill vs. Raleigh and Durham — Variety Vacationland. Tourism promotion not a priority during World War II? — Billy Graham vs. Jim Bakker. No contest, even during the glory run of PTL. — North Carolina vs. South Carolina. South Carolina’s spike in the early 1700s […]

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