West Long Branch Revisited, New Jersey (Images of America Series)
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West Long Branch Revisited, New Jersey (Images of America Series)

by Helen-Chantal Pike
     
 

West Long Branch Revisited is the long awaited follow up volume to Helen-Chantal Pike's first pictorial narrative. Here she tells the stories of the well-landscaped properties, storied summer cottages, and families who gave the borough its distinctive country character. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the fertile farmland of New Jersey's coastal plain, West

Overview


West Long Branch Revisited is the long awaited follow up volume to Helen-Chantal Pike's first pictorial narrative. Here she tells the stories of the well-landscaped properties, storied summer cottages, and families who gave the borough its distinctive country character. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the fertile farmland of New Jersey's coastal plain, West Long Branch has always had a town-and-country personality. It was tilled by the descendants of some of the original settlers into the early 20th century, and later it developed a distinct commercial hub and an industrial area. Concurrently, prosperous New Yorkers originally drawn to cosmopolitan Long Branch developed bucolic vacation homes in this small town. They created a vibrant community that can still be found today. Following World War II and the rise in post-secondary educational opportunities, various cottages were converted to classrooms as West Long Branch evolved into the town-and-gown community it is today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738549033
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
463,523
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Pike has twice won the author's award from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance. A university lecturer and academic writing instructor, Pike is a member of the West Long Branch Historical Society. West Long Branch Revisited is her fourth Arcadia volume.

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