Lost Virginia Beach

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Join author and historian Amy Waters Yarsinske as she takes one final stroll through a Virginia Beach lost to time. The Oceanfront's Cottage Line, the music halls of Seaside Park and dunes so large they dwarfed the old Cape Henry lighthouse are a memory. Gone, too, are many of the city's iconic landmarks and open spaces, lost to storm, fire and the relentless onslaught of post–World War II development. With a deft hand and rare vintage images, historian Amy Waters Yarsinske recalls a time when the likes of Chuck Berry and Ray Charles played beneath the sizzling lights of the Dome and locals shagged the night away at the Peppermint Beach Club.
ISBN: 9781609492045
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Series: Lost
Images: 91
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A nationally known, award-winning author of narrative nonfiction, Amy Waters Yarsinske received her master of planning degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Architecture and her bachelor of arts degrees in English and economics from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is a former president of the Norfolk Historical Society, cofounder of the Norfolk Historical Foundation and a graduate of CIVIC Leadership Institute. Yarsinske has over two decades of experience in the publishing industry as an author and editor and has made repeated appearances as a guest and commentator for major media, including American and foreign networks and international, national and regional radio markets. She is the author of fifty-five books of nonfiction, including the widely read, award-winning No One Left Behind: The Lt. Comdr. Michael Scott Speicher Story (Dutton/NAL, 2002 and 2003; Listen and Live Audio, 2002, 2004 and 2006; Topics Entertainment, 2004; Listen and Live MP3, 2007; and Playaway Digital Audio Player, 2009). Yarsinske is a Hampton Roads native whose maternal grandfather's family history can be traced to the very beginning of what is today the city of Virginia Beach, to the first men and women of the Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, and to the later establishment of Princess Anne County and the first resort that sprang up on Virginia's golden shore.
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