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Chesapeake's Western Shore : Vintage Vacationland - Lara L. Lutz

Chesapeake's Western Shore

Vintage Vacationland

Paperback Published: 23rd March 2009
ISBN: 9780738554211
Number Of Pages: 127

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In 1952, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge opened for travelers in Maryland and created unprecedented access from the mainland to the Eastern Shore and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Before then, the Chesapeake Bay itself was the aseasidea for residents of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Popular bay-side vacation spots sprang up in Maryland during the late 1800s and early 1900s, and began to transform the rural fringes of the Chesapeakeas Western Shore. People journeyed by railroad, steamboat, and automobile to escape the sweltering city summers and to swim, fish, and boat along the bay. Amusement parks, casinos, and dance halls enlivened the scene. Developers actively promoted the sale of summer cottages near resort areas that dotted the Patapsco, Magothy, Severn, and South Rivers, as well as the open bay, and laid the roots for many communities that still exist today. The images presented in this book evoke a shared heritage in the pleasures of the Chesapeake Bay and depict an era that triggered permanent changes along its shores.

ISBN: 9780738554211
ISBN-10: 0738554219
Series: Images of America
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 127
Published: 23rd March 2009
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39

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