Historic Cape May, New Jersey: The Summer City by the Sea

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Cape May began as Cape May Island, where families journeyed to enjoy wide white beaches and gentle surf during the early nineteenth century. With the advent of steamships and railroads, the quiet village soon became America's first seaside resort town. Despite its charm and elegance, visitors slowed in the 1880s, as a series of mysterious fires claimed some of its most beloved structures. As the twentieth century dawned, Cape May's failure to modernize ultimately became its salvation. By the 1960s, visitors were once again flocking to this seaside destination to enjoy its quaint Victorian charm. Experience the elegant Chalfonte Hotel, stately Congress Hall and the classic Cape May Boardwalk with local historian Emil Salvini.
ISBN: 9781609499099
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Images: 90
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Emil Salvini is a widely published and well-recognized New Jersey historian. He is a past President of the North Jersey Highlands Historical Society and lifetime member of Cape May County Historical Society. He also produces a television show for New Jersey's PBS affiliate.
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