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Seaside Heights tells the history of a timeless seashore resort community located on a barrier island nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. The 224-acre town was settled by residents of Philadelphia and Camden, who purchased white-sand lots to escape city life for the brisk ocean breezes and tranquility that Seaside Heights offered prior to World War II. Seaside Heights uses the scenes captured in vintage postcards, some of them very rare, as a study of the changes that have occurred in the town ...
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Seaside Heights

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Overview

Seaside Heights tells the history of a timeless seashore resort community located on a barrier island nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. The 224-acre town was settled by residents of Philadelphia and Camden, who purchased white-sand lots to escape city life for the brisk ocean breezes and tranquility that Seaside Heights offered prior to World War II. Seaside Heights uses the scenes captured in vintage postcards, some of them very rare, as a study of the changes that have occurred in the town since its incorporation in 1913.
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You might say that the ocean resort of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, has grown up with the postcard: This pretty little community became a town in 1913, just when the picture postcard was coming into its own. This Postcard History paperback displays the changes that this amusement park and boardwalk hamlet has undergone since it first earned its place on the map.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439638538
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Postcard History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,236,170
  • File size: 42 MB
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Meet the Author

Christopher J. Vaz is a member of the Seaside Heights Volunteer Fire Company, served the community on the borough council and as borough administrator, and enthusiastically collects Seaside Heights postcards and paper memorabilia. His knowledge of local history and the boardwalk amusements adds an enlightening narration to the postcards and photographs that appear in this book.

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