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Early Santa Monica

Author : Louise B. Gabriel
ISBN : 0738531448
Genre : History
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As west as metropolitan Los Angeles's trendy Westside gets, Santa Monica has enjoyed a colorful history as both a resort community and a bedrock hometown on the Southern California coast. As a playground and ready-made set for Hollywood, traditional hotbed of progressive politics, and amorphous fun zone for a greater century of visitors, the city of Santa Monica has remained at the forefront of the evolution of California culture. Prior to World War II, Santa Monica was a collection of distinct neighborhoods--Santa Monica Canyon and Ocean Park among them--and its pier, built in 1909 beneath the bluffs of Palisades Park, became a regional draw, especially after the nation's largest dance emporium, La Monica Ballroom, was built on it. The vintage photographs in this tour through Santa Monica's beginnings and its growth through the early 20th century were selected from the archives of the Santa Monica Historical Society Museum.

Hopkins County

Author : Lisa D. Piper
ISBN : 0738588059
Genre : History
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Postcard History Series: Hopkins County portrays the fantastic history of its cities, including Dawson Springs, as unveiled through postcards of the lavish hotels and businesses that once brought thousands of people across the nation to sample the healing water from the wells of the city in the early 1900s. Showcased are glimpses of the coal mining industry, downtown memories, institutions, and leisure activities in Earlington, Madisonville, Nebo, Hanson, Mortons Gap, and St. Charles. This book also includes information about two different businesses that were contracted by the government of the United States of America; one received an order for two million units of cigars and other visited the White House annually with a truckload of trees from Hopkins County.


Author : Lucy Mallows
ISBN : 184162229X
Genre : Travel
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One of the great Baroque cities of central Europe, Bratislava is situated on Europe's most important river, the Danube. Visitors can explore the car-free centre on foot soaking up the buzz of pavement cafés and bars.Also included is expanded coverage of day-trips outside Bratislava including the Small Carpathian Wine Route, a region full of wine cellars and internationally recognised winemakers.

The Wildwoods In Vintage Postcards

Author : James D. Ristine
ISBN : 0738510076
Genre : History
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The Wildwoods are located on an island at the southern end of New Jersey's expansive coastline. The communities of Wildwood Crest, Holly Beach, Wildwood, and North Wildwood (formerly Anglesea) have been luring visitors and vacationers to their shores for nearly one hundred twenty years with magnificent beaches and the ever popular boardwalks. With more than two hundred vintage postcards, The Wildwoods looks back at the coastal towns in the early 1900s. Glimpse the long-lost natural beauty of Magnolia Lake and the primeval forests that gave Wildwood its name. See commercial fishermen leaving from the beaches of Holly Beach or the docks of Anglesea to practice their livelihood as recreational fishermen head out to sea on crowded party boats for a day of angling. Witness Fourth of July celebrations, baby parades, and automobile and yacht races. Visit the architectural styling of the early homes, churches, and schools, as well as the hotels that once provided accommodations to ever increasing numbers of vacationers.

Discovering Magnetic Island

Author : James G. Porter
ISBN : 9781925046380
Genre : History
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Magnetic Island has probably never quite outlived Captain Cook’s original rather derogatory remarks, made when he first sighted the great hunk of granite-rock and bush sprawled across the mouth of Cleveland Bay. It was June 6th, 1770 when he recorded in his Endeavour journal: “This bay which I named Cleveland Bay appear’d to be about 5 or 6 miles in extent every way; the East point I named Cape Cleveland and the West Magnetical Head or Isle as it had much the appearance of an Island and the Compass would not travis well when near it. They are both tolerable high and so is the Mainland within them and the whole appear’d to have the most ruged, rocky and barrenest Surface of any we have yet seen.” The major part of Magnetic Island is a National Park, controlled by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service. Visitors should recognize that the Island's future well being is very much in their hands, dependent upon their individual caring attitude towards it. The Island also lies wholly within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and this requires additional care by a visitor while yet enjoying all the environment' has to offer.

Santa Monica In Vintage Postcards

Author : Marlin L. Heckman
ISBN : 9781439630280
Genre : History
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Santa Monica was founded in 1875 and by 1887, the area was caught up in the real estate frenzy of the time with advertisements suggesting that it had "one of the grandest panoramic views the human eye has ever rested on . . . " In over 200 vintage postcards, here is Santa Monica in all its coastal splendor, including views of the bathing beaches, the Roosevelt Highway, and private citizens' beautiful Chinese Gardens.

Vanishing Los Angeles County

Author : Cory Stargel
ISBN : 9781439640289
Genre : History
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Home to more than 10 million people, modern Los Angeles County bears little resemblance to the largely agricultural landscape, dotted with small towns, of just over a century ago. Los Angeles County has surged forward on a path of phenomenal growth and constant transformation. Over this course, much of what was both famous and familiar to Angelenos 100 or even 50 years ago has been lost in the name of progress. This collection of more than 200 vintage postcards explores a sampling of these vanishing sites, including the once ubiquitous orange groves, views from the early days of the county's towns, yesteryear's famed attractions, landmarks, hotels, and restaurants, and scenes from the roadside era.

Quarterly Of The National Fire Protection Association

Author : National Fire Protection Association
ISBN : UCAL:B2978553
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A Mother S Duty

Author : June Francis
ISBN : 9781473501331
Genre : Fiction
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A family at war... Raising three boys and running the Arcadia Hotel almost single-handed are enough to keep widow Kitty Ryan busy. She has no time for romance – unless it’s in the form of a rare evening out at the local picture house. Then along comes John Mcleod, bringing with him a second chance at happiness. However, Kitty finds her sons unwilling to accept another man into their household. Unless she can reunite her menfolk, the future looks set to be that of a family in conflict, in a world on the eve of war...

The Capital

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ISBN : NYPL:33433104840677
Genre : California, Southern
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