Hampton and Hampton Beach

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A mecca for families and beachgoers for over one hundred years, Hampton is situated along New Hampshire's short coastline. Composed of two distinct parts—town and beach—the town is a studyin contrasts. The quiet, colonial village three milesinland did not see much growth until after World WarII. Meanwhile, the beach area progressed rapidly from a nearly deserted stretch of ocean occupied by fishermen and a few scattered hotels to a bustling beach resort that could draw more than 100,000 tourists on a hot Fourth of July weekend. This fascinating volume contains over two hundred old photographs. Vintage images of Hampton Beach show the resort through its many changes; from its lazy beginnings, through the era of the grand hotels,electric trolley cars, and swing bands who played at the Ballroom, up to the 1950s, when the beach became a popular family resort destination.
ISBN: 9780738537375
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
William H. Teschek is the assistant director of the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton. He has carefully selected these rare images from the library's extensive archives and other sources. His enthusiasm for the area and knowledge of its history make this a “must read” for residents and visitors alike.
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