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Elyria in Vintage Postcards. Elyria was settled on the Black River near two foot waterfalls, which aided milling operations and encouraged industry. Its proximity to Lake Erie further promoted travel and trade. Elyria in Vintage Postcards picks up Elyria's history 90 years after her founding in , when postcards were all the rage. This fashionable mode of communication resulted in the preservation of these images of historic Elyria.
This book will take you on a tour of the town through vintage postcards. Visit Elyria's now-defunct movie theaters and hotels during their prime. View Black River bridges, old mills, and an early hydroelectric plant. Discover buildings that were destroyed by fire, bridges destroyed by flood, train wrecks, and devastating snowstorms. And take a rare peek inside Elyria's early businesses, schools, and churches. Founded on February 12, , by Gen. James E. Oglethorpe and colonists, Savannah, Georgia, is a unique Southern city steeped in a rich history.
Most noted for diverse architecture, historic squares, a humid climate, and true Southern hospitality, Savannah remains as engaging and lovely today as it was when Maj. William T.
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Sherman offered the city to Pres. Abraham Lincoln as a Christmas present--sparing Savannah from destruction during Sherman's historic March to the Sea. Today Savannah is a thriving metropolitan city that hosts more than 6 million visitors annually and is home to the Savannah College of Art and Design, the nation's fastest growing art school.
Rehoboth Beach in Vintage Postcards. Vintage postcards and photographs will allow readers to experience the thrill of this renowned beach and see why many have made Rehoboth their choice for vacations, holidays, and getaways time and time again-and why some call it home year-round. This photo album features then-and-now scenes of the beach, documents the rise of other attractions surrounding the area, pays homage to storms that shook the seacoast, and showcases some of the people, festivals, hotels, and motels that make this a special place to visit.
Bradley Beach recounts the history of the popular summer resort that lies between Ocean Grove and Avon-by-the-Sea. Bradley Beach originated when two men visiting the shore one weekend in decided to build a town. By the early s, it had become a destination for people from northern New Jersey and New York City.
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Vintage postcards-many of them rare-show the hotels and inns that issued a new series of cards for each new season; the restaurants that handed out cards to diners; and the beach, streets, and public buildings that beckoned visitors to come. Yankee industrialists produced fine cotton, leather, brass, thermoses, and firearms. Vintage postcards from the 19th and 20th centuries depict the many sides of Norwich through images of its ways of life, places of worship, and social organizations.
Times Square and 42nd Street in Vintage Postcards. Times Square, celebrated as the crossroads of the world, begins at 42nd Street, America 's main stem. Times Square has a rich history as the center of American popular culture, embracing music, theater, and hospitality. Forty-second Street, once the northern boundary of commercial New York, was transformed into a legendary focal point of the publishing, entertainment, and transportation industries following the expansion of Grand Central Terminal.
Fresno was founded in in the middle of the vast, fertile San Joaquin Valley and quickly became the financial and social center of California. From the infinite amount of agricultural products to lumber, oil, water, and electrical power, the city thrived upon the multitude of natural resources that were abundantly available in the area.
As the county seat, it was the political and cultural center of central California. Shown in this volume are postcards of the city in its heyday. New York State's Covered Bridges. The state at one time had more than two hundred fifty such bridges; today, it has only twenty four original covered bridges remaining, plus some replicas.
Vintage postcards, many of which are extremely rare, bring back into view the old ones, beginning with the first built in , and ending with those of the mids. Main Street, North Dakota. Whether you consider the postcard a work of art, or a simple means of connecting with loved ones far away, there is no denying it has become something more enduring-a historical document. Journey with us to Main Street-the center of business, trade, culture, and information in towns up and down the expanse of the Great Plains. Many of the towns seen in Main Street, North Dakota Volume II, have disappeared off the map, but many more still stand, and continue to thrive.
Boston Harbor. Postcard publishers had plenty to work with in the Boston area at the beginning of the 20th century, the heyday of the American postcard. This collection of vintage postcards shows how the Boston Harbor Islands offered romantic scenery, historic lighthouses, and majestic coastal artillery forts, picturesque summer destinations, and a working waterfront. Rim of the World Drive. On July 18, , the Rim of the World Drive was dedicated as politicians, businessmen, and local luminaries looked on. What followed is the incredible story of how a road changed the lives of San Bernardino Mountain visitors and residents alike.
In a single generation, the slow 19th-century lifestyle that moved at the pace of horses was transformed into the streamlined and fast-paced 20th-century age of the automobile.
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By the s, a realigned high-gear route led up the hill from San Bernardino to Crestline, then along the crest to Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, and Big Bear, and finally down the hill to Redlands. This fascinating evolution of Southern California's landmark Rim of the World Drive--from Native American trail to state highway--is showcased here in a meticulously researched presentation of rare photographs, many never before published. Native Americans of Arizona. Many people are surprised to learn that the city of Amarillo was actually founded twice. Originally settled by J.
Berry in April and known as Oneida, the site of the town was located on such low ground that many residents feared it was susceptible to flooding. In , one concerned resident named Henry B. Sanborn began buying land a mile east of the site as a potential place to relocate the town. In , the town's fears came to fruition when heavy rains flooded the original town site, prompting residents to move to Sanborn's new location. The town went on to become one of the world's busiest cattle shipping points in the late s, causing its population to grow significantly. Today Amarillo is the largest city in the Texas Panhandle, and its economy continues to thrive on cattle, along with agriculture, oil, and natural gas.
Wappinger's name is derived from the Native American Wappani tribe that once lived along the eastern shore of the Hudson River. The era between and was the town's golden age, when Dutchess Bleach Works was at its height of operation and Sweet Orr and Factory sold denim overalls across the country. While the village of Wappingers Falls was the center of economic and community life, the rest of the town was rural by comparison. Farmland dominated the landscape to the east of the village, and small river hamlets dotted the Hudson to the west. Although the farmland and factories are gone and the river traffic has slowed, remnants of Wappinger's past are still visible.
Mackinaw City. Courtesy Lauren Studebaker. The development of the city block located between Bull and Drayton Streets and Liberty Street tells a story of different eras of urban development in Savannah. First used as a military barracks in an area of high combat during the Revolutionary War, what is now 15 East Liberty Street in downtown Savannah has always been used for short-term housing; first as barracks, and later in the form of hotels.
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The Oglethorpe Barracks were completed in , after an petition by the City of Savannah to the secretary of war at the time to construct barracks within the city. The government provided the materials and the soldiers for construction, while the city purchased and provided the plot of land in Jasper Ward. Nearing the turn of the century in the wake of the Civil War and Reconstruction period, the South was becoming more industrialized and more leisure time and expendable income was available to Americans.
Railroads increased the ease of travel, and tourism was booming. Many traveled down to the south in the winter months, and there was demand for luxurious accommodations in between South Carolina and Florida. Preston was invited to Savannah by George Baldwin and became a well-known architect in both Boston and Savannah, sister cities at the time. A renovation added a tiled swimming pool Figure 3 and Japanese gardens Figure 4. The Hotel DeSoto quickly became a bastion of society in the Savannah social scene. With the rising influence of automobile culture at the turn of the century, a large draw of the DeSoto was the opportunity for scenic drives on the paved asphalt roads in and around Savannah, along the easy access to the city by train or boat.
Passengers and freight travelled up and down the East coast on these steamships, and the line had three main routes: Savannah-Boston-New York, Savannah-Philadelphia, and Savannah-Fernandina-Jacksonville Figure 6. In , Pound built the DeSoto Beach Club on Tybee Island, which was open for guests of the hotel to enjoy the nearby amenities of the beach, which was accessible by train. A large jubilee ball was thrown on the last night of the DeSoto, and revelers danced all night long in the ballrooms that had fed the Savannah society for 75 years. The Hilton DeSoto is part a story mixed-use complex, including guest rooms, apartments, and businesses.
The Hilton pays homage to the Hotel DeSoto in its incorporation of crystal chandeliers and terracotta tiles original to the previous structure. Images of the Hotel DeSoto can be seen throughout the lobby Figures