St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties, Florida (Postcard History Series)

St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties, Florida (Postcard History Series)

by Beth Rogero Bowen
     
 


The 1920s was a time of unprecedented growth in the nation's oldest city. Fueled by a land boom that began in South Florida, St. Augustine was inundated with land speculators and new subdivisions. The city floated a million-dollar bond issue to construct the Bridge of Lions, and D.P. Davis filled in a marshland to build the magnificent subdivision of Davis Shores.… See more details below

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The 1920s was a time of unprecedented growth in the nation's oldest city. Fueled by a land boom that began in South Florida, St. Augustine was inundated with land speculators and new subdivisions. The city floated a million-dollar bond issue to construct the Bridge of Lions, and D.P. Davis filled in a marshland to build the magnificent subdivision of Davis Shores. A new coastal highway linked the town with beaches to the north and south and opened up St. Augustine's beautiful shoreline for development. All of this activity halted when the land boom collapsed in the late 1920s. St. Augustine in the Roaring Twenties details the roller-coaster events of the city in this exciting decade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738591216
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,378,240
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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