A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 2, 1965

YOU might say that L.B.J. planted the seed of the idea. When the President suggested that American vacationers could do their country and themselves a good turn by visiting the U.S.A. this summer, he focused new interest on the variety and quality of places to go. This week's cover story, illustrated with lots of color pictures, examines the best resorts in the country.

To get the pictures, we deployed 14 photographers across the continent. It sounds like a dream assignment, but it did have some problems. Photographer Joern Gerdts, who lives in one of the most famed resorts of them all—Aspen—was, of...

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