Asbury Park (NJ) : A Brief History

Asbury Park (NJ) : A Brief History

by Joseph Bilby, Harry Ziegler Ziegler
     
 

The history of Asbury Park is a veritable roller coaster of challenge, triumph and change. In 1871, there was nothing but marshes and sand dunes between the sinful city of Long Branch and the holy haven of Ocean Grove, but for devout Methodist James Bradley, the deserted beachfront was a new Promised Land. Thus, the resort community Asbury Park was born as a wholesome… See more details below

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The history of Asbury Park is a veritable roller coaster of challenge, triumph and change. In 1871, there was nothing but marshes and sand dunes between the sinful city of Long Branch and the holy haven of Ocean Grove, but for devout Methodist James Bradley, the deserted beachfront was a new Promised Land. Thus, the resort community Asbury Park was born as a wholesome entertainment and relaxation center for middle-class, white Protestant America. From bicycles and baby parades to brawlers and bootleggers, Bilby and Ziegler trace Asbury Park's cycles of transformation from peaceful resort to raucous amusement park, from empty boardwalk to modern, bustling center of business.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014305433
Publisher:
The History Press, Inc.
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
7 MB

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