Long Beach (Postcard History Series)

Long Beach (Postcard History Series)

by Marlin Heckman
     
 

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Long Beach successfully incorporated as a city in 1888, and would eventually become California's fifth largest city. Author Marlin Heckman has compiled over 200 vintage postcards to chronicle the history of the "Queen of Beaches." Competition between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads brought great numbers of visitors to Southern California at the turn of…  See more details below

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Long Beach successfully incorporated as a city in 1888, and would eventually become California's fifth largest city. Author Marlin Heckman has compiled over 200 vintage postcards to chronicle the history of the "Queen of Beaches." Competition between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads brought great numbers of visitors to Southern California at the turn of the century. Resort hotels, apartments, pavilions, and band shells quickly dotted the landscape to accommodate the massive influx of tourists. Seen here are the more famous Long Beach attractions, including Rainbow Pier, the Sun Pavilion, the Hotel del Mar, and the great "Walk of a Thousand Lights," or the Pike, as it was better known.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738507880
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
922,900
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author


Marlin Heckman is the author of several postcard books with Arcadia, including Santa Barbara, American Riviera, and Lordsburg/La Verne Postcards. He is currently the university librarian at the University of La Verne.

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