Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, South Carolina (Images of America)

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, South Carolina (Images of America)

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by Susan Hoffer McMillan, Arcadia Publishing
     
 

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Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have become the world's playground. What began over a century ago as local beach retreats between Little River and Georgetown have changed so dramatically that their history is endangered. Wide beaches, warm surf, and abundant wildlife ignited a resort phenomenon that now offers world-class hotels, dining, shopping, entertainment,

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Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand have become the world's playground. What began over a century ago as local beach retreats between Little River and Georgetown have changed so dramatically that their history is endangered. Wide beaches, warm surf, and abundant wildlife ignited a resort phenomenon that now offers world-class hotels, dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation. This volume retraces the area's progression from Myrtle Beach's humble beginning in 1901 through the middle years of the 20th century to beyond 1954, when Hurricane Hazel crushed the Grand Strand and determined owners rebuilt their resorts with strength and grandeur. Included among these 240 vintage images are scenes of early dance pavilions, favorite tourist venues, and quaint cottage hotels in old Myrtle Beach. There are yesteryear views of Murrells Inlet and the beaches of Surfside, Garden City, and Pawley's Island, and vintage photographs of Ocean Drive and surrounding beaches in North Myrtle Beach. Susan Hoffer McMillan, author of two vintage postcard histories on coastal South Carolina, delves deeply into the history of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand to share her fascination with its past through this unprecedented photograph collection. Whether you recall memories of places in this book or just seek to understand the evolution of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, you will enjoy forgotten images that illuminate and preserve the past for future generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738517056
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
548,525
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.28(d)

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Susan Hoffer McMillan, author of two vintage postcard histories on coastal South Carolina, delves deeply into the history of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand to share her fascination with its past through this unprecedented photograph collection.

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Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand, South Carolina (Then & Now Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother age 77, loved this book of phototgraphs. It includes pictures from the Grand Strand when she was young and brought back wonderful memories.