Historic Cape May, New Jersey: The Summer City by the Sea [NOOK Book]

Overview

Cape May began as Cape May Island, where families journeyed to enjoy wide white beaches and gentle surf during the early nineteenth century. With the advent of steamships and railroads, the quiet village soon became America's first seaside resort town. Despite its charm and elegance, visitors slowed in the 1880s, as a series of mysterious fires claimed some of its most beloved structures. As the twentieth century dawned, Cape May's failure to modernize ultimately became its salvation. By the 1960s, visitors were ...
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Historic Cape May, New Jersey: The Summer City by the Sea

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Overview

Cape May began as Cape May Island, where families journeyed to enjoy wide white beaches and gentle surf during the early nineteenth century. With the advent of steamships and railroads, the quiet village soon became America's first seaside resort town. Despite its charm and elegance, visitors slowed in the 1880s, as a series of mysterious fires claimed some of its most beloved structures. As the twentieth century dawned, Cape May's failure to modernize ultimately became its salvation. By the 1960s, visitors were once again flocking to this seaside destination to enjoy its quaint Victorian charm. Experience the elegant Chalfonte Hotel, stately Congress Hall and the classic Cape May Boardwalk with local historian Emil Salvini.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016088853
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 670,951
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Emil R. Salvini served two terms as a member of the Cape May City Preservation Commission and is a life member of the Cape May County Historical Society. He is the author of Hobey Baker, American Legend--honored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities--and the acclaimed Boardwalk Memories: Tales of the Jersey Shore and Jersey Shore: Vintage Images of Bygone Days. This versatile historian is both a careful scholar and an excellent storyteller. He created and hosts the popular PBS series Tales of the Jersey Shore. A graduate of William Paterson University and Harvard University, he lives with his wife in Wayne, New Jersey, and together they stroll the boardwalks as often as possible.
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