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Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting With Cultural Heritage Tourism

Daniel R. Maher ; foreword by Paul A. Shackel
Format
Book
Published
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2016]
Language
English
Series
Cultural Heritage Studies
ISBN
9780813062532 (alk. paper)
Summary
This is a study of the creation of Fort Smith, Arkansas, an imagined Wild West town for tourists complete with Native Americans, nineteenth-century hangings, prostitutes, and bootleggers.
Contents
  • The significance of the frontier complex in American history
  • The frontier complex in Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • The peacekeeper's violence
  • The hanging judge's injustices
  • The invincible marshal's oppression
  • The hello bordello and brave men matrix
  • Performing "Frontier in the attic"
  • Doubling down on the wager of frontier tourism.
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Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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