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Point Pleasant Colony Letterhead and Promotional Material. Point Pleasant Colony.Quincy, IL.[1915]
 Point Pleasant Colony Letterhead and Promotional Material. Point Pleasant Colony.Quincy, IL.[1915]


 
Price: $85.00

Product Code: 29001727

Description
 
Point Pleasant Colony was a summer camp designed for "Ladies, Gentleman, and Children, Conducted According to the Highest Standards". Located in Quincy, IL, on the shores of Mississippi River and surrounded by forests it promoted itself as a retreat for families and individuals. The item is a single fold brochure describing the camp. The front cover is a blank lettersheet for correspondence. Content beings with "You Owe Yourself a Vacation. Get out in God's Green Woods. Breathe the Pure Undefiled Air of the Forests. Get that Hump out of Your Back. Have something to Remember the Summer by Besides the Sweltering City and the Scramble for Dollars and Cents. Grab a New Lease on Life. Just Take One Week and Live." What follows is a brief description of the location of the camp and its facilities. The camp had several bungalows for rent, a small general store stocked with both "staple and fancy groceries", a bathing beach, picnic grounds, and pavilion. The camp also welcomed one day fishing parties and even opened up a "head camp" for duck hunters during that season. The camp tried hard to promoted itself as a welcome retreat from everyday life for the everyday person, stating, "We have no million dollar corporation and do not wish to be confounded with the ordinary type of grafting, money grabbing Summer Camps... Don't be afraid. We will not hold you up for anything... We'll make you have the best time of your life for less than half the railroad fare to other Summer Camps whose fascination lies mostly in their distance." Single-fold, double sided. Measures 11" x 8 1/2" (folded), 17" x 11" (unfolded).. The Camp's tag line - "A Summer Camp for Ladies, Gentlemen and Children Conducted According to the Highest Standards"