Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright

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Overview
Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright are the first two municipalities below the United States Government's Sandy Hook—the northernmost stem of New Jersey's barrier beach on the Atlantic coast—and an analysis of their development provides a study in contrasts. The two share a beginning as parts of the same seventeenth-century land grant, but developed very different characters following the 1865 sale of Wardells Beach. Monmouth Beach, to the south, cultivated exclusivity. Life there centered around a membership in an association, and residents cherished the peace and privacy provided by this community. Sea Bright, on the other hand, took a public profile, inviting many visitors to come and experience the Jersey Shore in the glory of summer. The town grew up around and was known for its several hotels.
Details
ISBN: 9780738549064
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Randall Gabrielan has selected over 200 historic photographs for this book to depict not only the distinctive personalities of Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach, but some similarities as well. Mr. Gabrielan's expertise with regard to Monmouth County history is evident—his 13 books on the county's history in the Images of America series have impressed many with their detailed and yet very broad coverage of the area. Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright continues this fine tradition of visual histories, and will surely be a valued addition to the collection.