Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts: The Cottage City Years on Martha's Vineyard (Images of America Series)

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Oak Bluffs, originally incorporated in 1880 as Cottage City, is located on the northeast shore of Martha's Vineyard. Oak Bluffs: The Cottage City Years on Martha's Vineyard traces this historically significant town from its early years as the site of a renowned religious camp meeting to its incorporation as Cottage City and later as Oak Bluffs. Using historic images, it captures the religious and social spirit of the community and the fun times of promenading on the bluffs, bathing at the beach, playing croquet,...
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Overview


Oak Bluffs, originally incorporated in 1880 as Cottage City, is located on the northeast shore of Martha's Vineyard. Oak Bluffs: The Cottage City Years on Martha's Vineyard traces this historically significant town from its early years as the site of a renowned religious camp meeting to its incorporation as Cottage City and later as Oak Bluffs. Using historic images, it captures the religious and social spirit of the community and the fun times of promenading on the bluffs, bathing at the beach, playing croquet, and celebrating with parades and illuminations. This book evokes memories of a bygone era: the canvas Tabernacle and tents in Wesleyan Grove, the Sea View House and Martha's Vineyard Railroad in Oak Bluffs, the horse-drawn trolley, and the Martha's Vineyard Summer Institute in the Vineyard Highlands. Also captured is the remarkable preservation of Oak Bluffs, as seen in early photographs of its parks, cottages, and buildings, such as the Tabernacle, Union Chapel, and Arcade.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738549774
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 5/23/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,307,850
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Peter A. Jones, a lifelong summer resident of the campgrounds, has long had an interest in the area's history and has assembled Oak Bluffs: The Cottage City Years on Martha's Vineyard from his personal collection of vintage photographs. He shares the community's sense of pride in its heritage and encourages the preservation of its history and environment for future generations.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2007

    Great Photos!

    This book is a great history lesson and the photographs are amazing. This easy read will provide you with a basic understanding of the amazing place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2007

    A good look into the past

    this booke is a great look into an era that has been almost forgotten, or even unknown. This will give you an in depth look back before this became a vacation hot spot.

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