Revere Through Time

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The City of Revere can trace its roots back to the precolonial period of New England history. As the original thirteen colonies grew, so did Rumney Marsh, which later was named Revere after colonial patriot Paul Revere. The City of Revere was made famous due to its selection as the first public beach in the United States. Revere Beach grew slowly from a hunting and fishing spot for Native Americans into the premier destination for amusements in the New England area. The first amusement park was Wonderland and has been compared to the modern Disney World; sadly, it closed as quickly as it opened, but entertainment entrepreneurs saw the value in recreational activities on a public beach and quickly acted to build amusements, hotels, and nightclubs along the boulevard. Aside from the amusements, Revere was also home to Suffolk Downs Racetrack and Wonderland Dog Track. Today the amusements and racetracks are all gone, and the city has nearly doubled its population since that bygone era. Today, the city of Revere is a bustling bedroom community and is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Boston. Many notable people have come from Revere, including Tony Conigliaro, Red Sox ballplayer; Freddy Boom, Boom Cannon singer; and Jack Haley, the actor who played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz.
ISBN: 9781635000825
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Massachusetts
Series: America Through Time
Images: 180
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
WILLIAM J. CRAIG grew up in Revere, Massachusetts, and graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, where he majored in history. He is a full-time writer and currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Charlene, and daughters, Meadow and Danica. He has served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He has written several books including: Fort Devens, Revere, Last Rites, Boston Braves, and USS Cassin Young.
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