Advertising For Resorts And Tourism | History Of SC Slide Collection

The Southern Railway promoted the resort and tourist qualities of many of the South Carolina towns through which its passenger lines passed. This brochure advertises the charms of the village of Summerville, in Dorchester County. Not all those who were attracted to Summerville were lured by promises of pines and tourist charm, however. Another brochure for the Pine Forest Inn in Summerville, calling it "The Finest Health Resort in the World," reported that five hundred doctors had met there for a week to discuss tuberculosis. They recommended its "low, dry altitudes…where the air is charged with derivatives of turpentine" as an ideal spot to seek a cure for that dreaded disease. (See Photograph Of The Interior Of TB Sanatorium)

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.