Chesapeake's Western Shore: Vintage Vacationland, Maryland (Images of America Series)

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In 1952, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened for travelers in Maryland and created unprecedented access from the mainland to the Eastern Shore and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Before then, the Chesapeake Bay itself was the "seaside" for residents of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Popular bay-side vacation spots sprang up in Maryland during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and began to transform the rural fringes of the Chesapeake's Western Shore. People journeyed by railroad, steamboat, and automobile to ...
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In 1952, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened for travelers in Maryland and created unprecedented access from the mainland to the Eastern Shore and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Before then, the Chesapeake Bay itself was the "seaside" for residents of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Popular bay-side vacation spots sprang up in Maryland during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and began to transform the rural fringes of the Chesapeake's Western Shore. People journeyed by railroad, steamboat, and automobile to escape the sweltering city summers and to swim, fish, and boat along the bay. Amusement parks, casinos, and dance halls enlivened the scene. Developers actively promoted the sale of summer cottages near resort areas that dotted the Patapsco, Magothy, Severn, and South Rivers, as well as the open bay, and laid the roots for many communities that still exist today. The images presented in this book evoke a shared heritage in the pleasures of the Chesapeake Bay and depict an era that triggered permanent changes along its shores.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738554211
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,372,064
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Author Lara L. Lutz, a Maryland resident, writes about the health and history of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers for the Bay Journal and other publications.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Cities and Shorelines 9

2 Gibson Island 15

3 Along the Magothy River 25

4 Sherwood Forest 33

5 Bay Ridge 53

6 Highland Beach 61

7 On the Mayo Peninsula 65

8 The Fishing Club at Shady Side 91

9 Chesapeake Beach 99

Bibliography 127

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    Nice little slice of history

    Shows a little about what life was like back in the day. Recommend to anyone looking for a small window into the recent history of the western shore of the Bay.

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