Advances in Technology, Transportation, and Tourism: Archaeological Manifestations of the Late 19th-Century Emergence of Nathan Harrison as a Destination
This is an abstract from the session entitled "On the Centennial of his Passing: San Diego County Pioneer Nathan "Nate" Harrison and the Historical Archaeology of Legend" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Advances in transportation during Nathan Harrison’s lifetime significantly impacted his activities and strategies on Palomar Mountain. The second industrial revolution, the arrival of the railroad in San Diego, and the county’s expansion of the road that led past the Harrison cabin each transformed daily life for Harrison by creating different opportunities for income, interaction, and material goods. This paper identifies temporal, spatial, and formal patterns within the Harrison artifact assemblage and examines them in the context of these major technological and social changes. It also pays particular attention to Harrison’s individual mobility and movement in the historical records and how shifts in these matters corresponded with many other factors, including broader transportation phenomena, the horses he raised and tended, his own aging body, and the emergence of his status as legendary pioneer and tourist attraction.
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Advances in Technology, Transportation, and Tourism: Archaeological Manifestations of the Late 19th-Century Emergence of Nathan Harrison as a Destination. Jamie Bastide, Seth Mallios. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457203)
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