Belmar: Volume II

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Belmar, Volume II transports the reader back in time on another delightful journey to this well-known seashore community in Monmouth County. Significant images that have surfaced since the publication of the first volume provide a continuing pictorial saga of the town from its early development—when it was called Ocean Beach in the 1870s—through its growth as Belmar from 1889 to the 1960s. Previously unpublished photographs from the albums of families who visited Belmar provide a fascinating look at their summer homes including both the plush "cottages" of the wealthy and the small bungalows of average families. Pictures of Belmar'sfamous lifeguards and their revered leader HowardRowland, will bring back fond memories for those who frequented Belmar's beaches in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Finally, the diverse year-round community of Belmar is not forgotten, as one chapter focuses on the shops and businesses around town, many of which have existed since the nineteenth century and continue today.
ISBN: 9780738502786
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Writer and historian Karen L. Schnitzspahn, author of Belmar, Little Silver, Little Silver Volume II, and other books about the Jersey Shore, is joined by co-author Sandra G. Epstein, who grew up in Belmar. Join them on this adventure into Belmar's fascinating past.
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