Carolina Beach, North Carolina (Postcard History Series)

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina, has been a destination for beachgoers, boaters, and fishermen since the 1880s. Visitors came first by the combination of river steamers and a train and later by automobiles to seek respite from the summer's heat and the daily grind. This book shares the history of this seaside community through the postcards its visitors sent home. From the early handcolored cards printed in Germany to the modern chrome cards of today, we see the people and places...

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Overview

Carolina Beach, North Carolina, has been a destination for beachgoers, boaters, and fishermen since the 1880s. Visitors came first by the combination of river steamers and a train and later by automobiles to seek respite from the summer's heat and the daily grind. This book shares the history of this seaside community through the postcards its visitors sent home. From the early handcolored cards printed in Germany to the modern chrome cards of today, we see the people and places of Carolina Beach.

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Perched near the southernmost tip of the Tar Heel State, Carolina Beach has long been a tourist lure. This addition to Arcadia's popular Postcard History series celebrates both the development and continuity of this popular beach resort.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738544236
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 6/20/2007
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 945,976
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Blackmon Henson grew up in nearby Wilmington and has loved going to the beach all of her life. A career educator, she and her husband bought a 1940s cottage at Carolina Beach as a summer rental. In searching for vintage pictures to use in the cottage, she began collecting old postcards, and curiosity about the history of the images in those cards led to this book.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Notes on Postcards     10
Greetings From     11
Early Days     19
Street Scenes     33
Accommodations     49
Boats, Piers, and Fishing     71
The Boardwalk     91
The Beach     103
Beauties     111
Bibliography     126
Index     127
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