Monday, July 2, 2012

Boosters in Nature's Metropolis

While I was reading Nature's Metropolis today, I was confused about the exact definition of the "boosters" that he mentions so frequently in the first chapter. Although there's not much information on the web, I found an excerpt from a book called Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1910 that says that they were people who advocated for the land speculation in a specific town. People of all walks of life promoted the economic advancement of their hometowns.
-Alyssa Posklensky

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