Hampton and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (Postcard History Series)

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Hampton, originally a summer village for Native Americans from the interior of New Hampshire, was founded in 1638 by a small group of Puritan farmers and fishermen. In 1840, the railroad brought the beginnings of the tourist industry to the little village. New businesses sprang up to accommodate the summer visitors arriving on the train from Boston, and the development of Hampton Beach as a resort began. The building of the street railway at the end of the nineteenth century linked the beach to towns all around ...
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Overview


Hampton, originally a summer village for Native Americans from the interior of New Hampshire, was founded in 1638 by a small group of Puritan farmers and fishermen. In 1840, the railroad brought the beginnings of the tourist industry to the little village. New businesses sprang up to accommodate the summer visitors arriving on the train from Boston, and the development of Hampton Beach as a resort began. The building of the street railway at the end of the nineteenth century linked the beach to towns all around the region, and Hampton became a major destination for day visitors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738538167
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 690,145
  • Product dimensions: 6.56 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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Elizabeth Aykroyd and Betty Moore are the curator and executive director of the Tuck Museum in Hampton. In Hampton and Hampton Beach, they have drawn upon the large collection of postcards from the Tuck Museum to illustrate the changing face of the area. These souvenirs not only recall an earlier time in Hampton but are also an invaluable record of the town in the early decades of the twentieth century.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1 The Changing Landscape 9
2 Plaice Cove to Great Boar's Head 19
3 The Main Beach and the Casino 35
4 The Beach Experience 53
5 Hampton Harbor and River 65
6 Hampton Beach Hotels, Guesthouses, and Cottages 77
7 Uptown 95
8 Souvenirs of Hampton 121
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