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Hampton, originally a summer village for Native Americans from the interior of New Hampshire, was founded in 1638 by a small group of Puritan farmers and fishermen. In 1840, the railroad brought the beginnings of the tourist industry to the little village. New businesses sprang up to accommodate the summer visitors arriving on the train from Boston, and the development of Hampton Beach as a resort began. The building of the street railway at the end of the nineteenth century linked the beach to towns all around the region, and Hampton became a major destination for day visitors.
About the Author
Elizabeth Aykroyd and Betty Moore are the curator and executive director of the Tuck Museum in Hampton. In Hampton and Hampton Beach, they have drawn upon the large collection of postcards from the Tuck Museum to illustrate the changing face of the area. These souvenirs not only recall an earlier time in Hampton but are also an invaluable record of the town in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Table of Contents
|1||The Changing Landscape||9|
|2||Plaice Cove to Great Boar's Head||19|
|3||The Main Beach and the Casino||35|
|4||The Beach Experience||53|
|5||Hampton Harbor and River||65|
|6||Hampton Beach Hotels, Guesthouses, and Cottages||77|
|8||Souvenirs of Hampton||121|