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VOL. VIII, NO. 1.
HE PEOPLE who want
ed that sort of thing
found out that sort of
of thing was there.
And now the re
sources of Pinehurst have
been tasked to their uttermost to receive
people from the North who wanted to
live in the open air.
Thus Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale,
the distinguished American and Chaplain
of the United States Senate, wrote of
Pinehurst some vears ago, and in the
terse comment lies the secret of its re
markable growth in popularity :
EARLY SEASON NUMBER, 1904.
UTIIE PEOPLE WANTED THAT
SORT OP THING!"
They wanted it in the beginning and
they have been wauting it in increasing
numbers as the years have multiplied,
and as a result, during the past few sea
sons Pinehurst has not only been "tasked
to its uttermost to receive people who
wanted to live in the open air," but liter
ally, forced to turn away annually, more
guests than it could entertain.
FOUNDED BY A LOVER OF THE BEAUTIFUL.
This success, however, is not alone due
to the fact that the late James W. Tufts
of Medford, Mass., created in Pinehurst
an Ideal Resort, "The sort of thing the
people wanted;" something that so
many had sought and so few had found ;
but because, like all who strive for the
Ideal, he found joy in the work ; joy in
doing for the sake of doing ; with his
motive a humanitarian one, far removed
from thought of financial gain.
Everywhere throughout the Village,
are evidences that he bestowed the same
loving care that one would upon a home,
and with the same end in view, and as a
natural consequence, thousands have
since rejoiced, and the Village holds a
place in the affections of its admirers
which nothing else can supplant.
A SUPERB AND UNEQUALLED CLIMATE.
Primarially, however, it was the su
perb climate which attracted Mr. Tufts
and which the visitors come to enjoy ; a
climate which from October until June,
has no superior and few equals in this
This climate like the Village, is Unique
wholly unlike the climate outside its im
mediate range and within a radius of
two hundred miles, due to its eleva
tion and the sandy soil which produces
the long-leaf pine forests which sur
round it. Scientists are convinced that ,
"The Sort of Thing the People Wanted"
the balsamic odor of the pines not alone
possesses rare health-giving qualities,
but that the soil itself plays the most
important part, absorbing the dampness
and purifying the air as it does. Then
"Is just far enough from the ocean
to escape its fog and dampness ; just far
enough from the mountains to escape
their cold winds ; just far enough South
to escape the bleakness of the Northern
winter ; just far enough North to escape
the enervating influences of the Southern
winter," as an admirer has so aptly ex
But above and beyond all Pinehurst is
a land of glorious sunshine which makes
one glad to be alive, crisp, pure air
which thrills to the finger tips ; a place
where one may be out of doors practical
ly every day of the entire season.
To be sure it rains in Pinehurst, but
the percentage of fair days is exception
ally large, and when it rains it rains and
is done with it ; a great deal of the rain
falling at night. It never drizzles at
Pinehurst as it does in Northern cities,
and fifteen minutes after the heaviest or
longest rain the sandy soil and soft
winds have eliminated every trace of
The days of Winter are seldom more
severe than the late Autumn days of
New England and for the most part, are
replicas of the rare October days which
New Englanders look forward to joyous
ly during the heat of summer, and recall
with fond memories in the dead of winter.
Pinehurst is not, in consequence, a
resort for invalids who ought to be at
home under the care of their own doctor,
for it is in no sense, in the literal
meaning of the words, a health resort or
sanitorium, for consumptives are rigidly
excluded ; but as a haven for those who
feel the need or wish to live close to
Nature, basking in her sunlight and fill
ing their lungs with her pure air, it has
It is a place to live a joyous, free
hearted, out-door life. It appeals espec
ially to those who have good red blood
in their veins and a love for God's out of
doors, and it puts good red blood and a
love for God's out of doors into the veins
of those who for the time being, have
overdone ; who have forgotten that pure
air and sunshine are necessities to health
Pinehurst is in brief, a Fall, Winter,
and Spring resort, meeting a need similar
to the Summer resort. It provides rest
and recreation, surrounded by right con
ditions for living, for the vast and con
stantly increasing army which wishes to
be away from the North in Fall, Win
ter and Spring; for those who seek
pleasurable recreation both in sports and
social pleasures, or who seek new
strength by a change of scene and climate.
Its season is lengthing year after year
and an increasing number of visitors are
coming to enjoy the delights of the Fall
and Spring months until at present, there
is no time from October until June when
the Village has not many guests.
And it is not strange that the early
months are becoming better appreciated
each year, for none offer a more delight
ful time for a visit, and the charm of
October, November, and December, are
fully as fascinating as the beauty and
fragrance of April, May and June. To
meet the demands of the early and late
visitors ; The Harvard is now practical
ly an all-the-ycar hotel, and the other
hotels are opening earlier and closing la
ter each season.
OUT-DOOR SPORTS AND PLEASURES POPULAR.
Situated as Pinehurst is in a climate
which tempts one continually to live in
the open, much attention has natural
ly, been given to sports and pleasures,
and golf, tennis, roque, shooting, hunt
ing and other recreations have grown in
popularity each year, claiming their de
votees among young and old of all class
es in constantly increasing numbers.
The Pinehurst golf course is unqus
tionable the finest in the South and its
excellence draws annually amatuers of
prominence from all parts of the country
The annual United North and South
Amatuer Championship Tournament,
held each Spring, is one of the important
National contests of the year. Golf is in
consequence, "Prince" of sports at Pine
hurst and the weekly tournaments which
are held throughout the season, attract
the attention not only of participants
but the guests of the Village as well.
The Saturday afternoon teas at the
Golf Club House, are delightfully gay
and informal affairs and their enjoyment
is added to by the presence of the com
bined Village Orchestras.
In addition to the splendid eighteen
hole course there is. a long nine-hole
course, complete in every particular.
The equipment of the grounds of the
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Pinehurst Gun Club is most complete,
embracing the well-known Expert and
Magau traps and a special feature in a
Tower Trap, from the top of which tar
gets are thrown, making exceedingly
novel and difficult shooting. No live
birds are used at Pinehurst, only inani
mate or composition targets being shot.
Weekly handicap tournaments are held
during the season.
The Pinehurst Shooting Preserves em
brace 35,000 acres of excellent quail ter
ritory, and there is flight woodcock and
wild pigeon shooting in season, wild
turkeys there for those who have the pa
tience to hunt these crafty birds, rabbits
in abundance, a few squirrels and foxes
Kennels containing blooded dogs are
maintained in connection with the pre
serves and at these visitors may board
their dogs. Guides, saddle horses, wag
ons and every equipment needed by the
sportsman is at hand.
Target pistol shooting is very popular
and weekly handicap tournaments are
held by the Pinehurst Target Pistol Club
Many women are among the participants.
There is a well equipped Village Bowl
ing Alley, also Billiard and Pool tables.
The sandy roads of the country-side
are ideal for horseback riding and this
is one of the most popular recreations.
COMPLETE UNTO ITSELF IN EQUIPMENT
Realizing the necessity of right con
ditions for living, the aim of the Manage
ment from the first has been to place
Pinehurst also at the head of resorts of
its class in the way of equipment; to
make the village complete unto itself.
With this end in view, various utility
plants a Dairy Farm, Poultry Farm and
Market Garden have been established
which are solving an important part of
the pure food supply question. These
departments are modern in every par
ticular, models of excellence, utility
There are a hundred graded cattle at
the Dairy Farm, carefully cared for and
tuberculin tested twice a year. In con
nection is a modern dairy in which milk
and cream is prepared for sending out
with scrupulous care.
At the Poultry Farm are thousands of
fowls, ranging from the downy chick to
the full-grown parent, and also geese,
Pekin ducks, turkeys, quail and pheas
ants. In addition to the buildings are
numberless yards and colony houses
where the fowls have the benefit of air
sunshine and exercise.
The Market Garden equipment con
sists of two large greenhouses and scores
of seeding beds, and "Pinehurst" cucum
bers, lettuce, radishes and other vegeta
ble delicacies are pleasantly remembered