Lake Carey, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
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Lake Carey, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Walter Broughton
     
 

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Lake Carey is a summer community of several hundred families in the Endless Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Lake Carey's story begins in 1874, when the narrow-gauge Montrose Railroad began service to the 262-acre glacial lake named Marcy's Pond. Cottages with gingerbread porches sprang up almost overnight; hotels, steamboats, and picnic groves swiftly

Overview


Lake Carey is a summer community of several hundred families in the Endless Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Lake Carey's story begins in 1874, when the narrow-gauge Montrose Railroad began service to the 262-acre glacial lake named Marcy's Pond. Cottages with gingerbread porches sprang up almost overnight; hotels, steamboats, and picnic groves swiftly followed. As World War I drew near, the renamed lake and its community were a fixture on the regional map. Their resort status was short-lived, however, as the changing American family and the advent of the automobile began an inexorable transformation. First to go were the crowded steamboats and excursion trains. A new, quieter era began, dominated by rental cottages and--at Lake Carey--regattas. Through vintage photographs, Lake Carey documents how the people who gathered here retained their strong sense of community born of the shared privilege of a place at the lake and the pleasures of summer pastimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738555188
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,100,928
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Walter Broughton is a newcomer to Lake Carey, having summered there for only 15 years. He has served as president and vice president of the lake's home owner association and offers occasional lectures on the lake's history.

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