Author and town historian Fred Miller is a trustee of the Ocean City Historical Museum and the Lifesaving Museum, a member of the Ocean City Historic Preservation Commission and the Cape May County Culture and Heritage Commission, as well as a retired history teacher and surf lifeguard. His engaging and entertaining work, highlighted by classic beach scenes from decades past, sheds light on this community's story as it celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2004.
Ocean City:: America's Greatest Family Resortby Fred Miller
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Nestled along the New Jersey coastline and built to be one of the original seaside tourist destinations, Ocean City still sets the standard for resort living along the mid-Atlantic. What was once a whale-processing center in the 1700s emerged as a destination for sun and fun by drawing the biggest names and the classic American families of the early twentieth century. As our country's search for the ideal vacation grew, this 7-mile stretch of beach cultivated a rich history and a reputation as one of the most alluring communities on the East Coast.
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Very easy to read and the pictures went along with the text.
This enthralling book on the history of Ocean City, NJ is a must read for anyone who has ever spent time in the resort! Tracing the roots of the city from before its founding in 1879 as a 'Christian Seaside Resort' through its 125th anniversary in 2004, the book is thoroughly researched and very well written. Well over 100 pictures grace its pages, from old postcards and old advertisements to the artist's rendering of the new high school due to open in September 2004. A very enjoyable read for the local history buff as well as the summer visitor!