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Manhattan Beach Chronicles [NOOK Book]

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An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier. These diverse stories mix the city's controversies, including the still unsolved 1936 murder of Reid Russell, with true tales of pioneering women, controversial politics and the vicissitudes of seaside city development. Join author Jan ...
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Manhattan Beach Chronicles

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Overview

An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier. These diverse stories mix the city's controversies, including the still unsolved 1936 murder of Reid Russell, with true tales of pioneering women, controversial politics and the vicissitudes of seaside city development. Join author Jan Dennis, a former Manhattan Beach city mayor, on this illuminating tour through the issues and eras of her beloved city's history.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016088860
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: American Chronicles , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jan DeNike Dennis was raised and educated in the small town of Ridgefield, Connecticut. She attended Art Career School in New York City and worked for Year Publishing there. She has lived in Manhattan Beach for more than fifty years and been involved with civic activities for more than forty years.
  She was elected to the Manhattan Beach City Council in 1984, after serving on the planning commission. Jan served as the second female mayor in Manhattan Beach history. Working with the city staff, she gained a great deal of knowledge about Manhattan Beach's history. This led to the publication of her first book, A Walk Beside the Sea, the first comprehensive history of Manhattan Beach. This book is her seventh title dedicated to her beloved city.
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