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Manhattan Beach Chronicles
     

Manhattan Beach Chronicles

by Jan Dennis
 

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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

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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 Dennis, a former Manhattan Beach city mayor, on this illuminating tour through the issues and eras of her beloved city's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609499082
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Series:
American Chronicles
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


A former Manhattan Beach city councilwoman and mayor, Jan Dennis has written or compiled six previous books about her beloved seaside city. A former city commissioner, she has been deeply involved in civic organizations and events for more than four decades.

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