Rye and Rye Beach (Postcard History Series)

Rye and Rye Beach (Postcard History Series)

by Lewis T. Karabatsos
     
 

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Although small, the town of Rye played a significant role in New Hampshire's history and in nineteenth-century lifestyle and recreation. From its beginnings in 1623, Rye was predominantly a farming and fishing community. In the years prior to the Civil War, however, local entrepreneurs recognized the potential of their seacoast location and began catering to the… See more details below

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Although small, the town of Rye played a significant role in New Hampshire's history and in nineteenth-century lifestyle and recreation. From its beginnings in 1623, Rye was predominantly a farming and fishing community. In the years prior to the Civil War, however, local entrepreneurs recognized the potential of their seacoast location and began catering to the needs of wealthy Victorians seeking a temporary escape from urban living. These entrepreneurs exploited the restorative powers of the ocean and established boardinghouses and grand hotels that gained national recognition. By the 1890s, the Rye Beach area had peaked as a summer resort destination and began to evolve into a summer residence colony. Houses of grand scale and variety began to appear. Later, with the introduction of the automobile and the extension of cable-car systems up the coast, Rye and Rye Beach became more accessible for day trips to the ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738536224
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,374,066
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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