Hampton and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (Postcard History Series)

Hampton and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (Postcard History Series)

by Elizabeth Aykroyd, Betty Moore


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Hampton and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (Postcard History Series) by Elizabeth Aykroyd, Betty Moore

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738538167
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,278,775
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.34(d)

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

1The Changing Landscape9
2Plaice Cove to Great Boar's Head19
3The Main Beach and the Casino35
4The Beach Experience53
5Hampton Harbor and River65
6Hampton Beach Hotels, Guesthouses, and Cottages77
8Souvenirs of Hampton121

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