Lost Monmouth County

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With desirable beach communities and nearby commuter-friendly towns, Monmouth County continues to attract new residents, while nostalgic memories of bygone landmarks, forgotten businesses and more remain in the hearts of many. The Thoroughbred horses of Lincroft are gone, but the Brookdale Farm Historic District remains preserved. The Circus Drive-In in Wall maintained an idyllic 1950s ambience for more than a half century, drawing in families with the broad grin of its iconic clown roadside sign. Opera houses of the late nineteenth century were established from Asbury Park to Red Bank, entertaining the masses in an era before movies. New Jersey historian Randall Gabrielan takes readers on a journey of lost Monmouth County.
ISBN: 9781467148757
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Lost
Images: 61
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Randall Gabrielan began his second career as a local historian during the 1980s while engaged as an insurance broker, a spell during which he wrote articles, delivered his first talks, mounted museum exhibitions and began a long tenure as president of the Middletown Township Historical Society. During the 1990s, Gabrielan published the first of his many books, primarily on Monmouth County but also set elsewhere in New Jersey and New York City. In 2000, he began a thirteen-year run as executive director of the Monmouth County Historical Commission, a body he now serves as vice-chair. Gabrielan and his wife, Carol Stout, live in Middletown.
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