Union Beach

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The Borough of Union Beach was established in May 1925 and began as a community of summer homes for many northern New Jersey residents. Property in the Borough was inexpensive and close to the beach, and the area eventually became filled with year-roundresidents. In this enchanting collection of images,discover the history of Union Beach and the people who have called it home. Featured in this collection are scenes of 1930s entertainment enjoyed by residents and visitors of Union Beach. From the plays performed by local groups and the dances held almost weekly, to the recital of Daniels' Dancing Studio and the night club programs at Pop Julian's Boat House tavern, the early days of this coastal community come alive in Union Beach. The images in this volume are from the Union Beach Memorial Library collection and many other residents. Union Beach captures the unique and colorful history of this New Jersey community through carefully preserved historic photographs and a thoroughly researched text. It will serve as a valuable tool inteaching the history of the town to future generations.
ISBN: 9780738557793
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and local historian William H. Burket has created a lasting tribute to the memories of Union Beach. His affection for his hometown was sparked by the stories of his grandfather, James P. McKittrick, who was elected mayor of Union Beach in November 1925 and served 11 years.