Sullivan County Borscht Belt

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Summer in the Catskills was a classic vacation for millions of American Jewish families. Known as the Borscht Belt, the towns of Sullivan County were home to resorts, entertainers, and the ultimate "day camp" for generations. Dive into the pool. Welcome to day camp. All of this and more are here in Sullivan County: the Borscht Belt. Relive the world of "Dirty Dancing": Sullivan County, the Borscht Belt, the Catskills--all are synonyms for the greatest American Jewish resort area, the playground of about one million visitors a year during its peak from 1920 to 1970. The Sullivan County of Borscht Belt legend really consists of the eastern part of Sullivan County and a bit of southern Ulster County. Here are the large towns of Liberty, Monticello, and Ellenville and the small towns of Woodbourne, Hasbrouck, South Fallsburg, Livingston Manor, Fallsburg, Loch Sheldrake, Greenfield Park, Mountaindale, Accord, Ulster Heights, Kiamesha Lake, Kerhonkson, Swan Lake, Glen Wild, Hurleyville, Ferndale, White Sulphur Springs, Rock Hill, Parksville, Woodridge, and White Lake. In Sullivan County: Borscht Belt, you will find the lost world of the kuchaleins and bungalow colonies and the hotels, great and small. This was a world to be enjoyed, whether swimming in the Neversink River, watching unmatched entertainment, or eating the legendary Borscht Belt meals. Join us on the lawn, on the handball court, or at the Ping-Pong table.
ISBN: 9780738505411
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Irwin Richman has assembled more than 200 photographs, postcards, hotel menus, and other memorabilia to tell the story of the Borscht Belt. It is a story that he knows well, as he has spent all or part of 64 summers in Sullivan County, where his family owned a small bungalow colony in Woodbourne. Also the author of The Catskills in Vintage Postcards (Arcadia, 1999), he is a professor of American Studies at the Pennsylvania State University/Harrisburg. In Sullivan County: Borscht Belt, he takes us to the heart of what once was the country's premier Jewish resort area.
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