Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach
Author : Vivian Rattay Carter
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages : 130
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9780738591483
ISBN 13 : 0738591483
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rockaway Beach Book Description:

Chronicling the story of New York's beloved Rockaway Beach community and the efforts to recapture the magical success from an earlier era. The American frontier did not just consist of a prairie--it also included marshes and windswept sand dunes. When the earliest settlers arrived at Rockaway Beach on steamships in the mid-1800s, it was a narrow strip of land packed with ponds and covered with dunes. Within 30 years, the community had grown into a wildly popular resort served by a thriving rail line. Amusement parks, hotels, taverns, and dance halls abounded, as did bungalow courts and open-air tent colonies. In the 1960s, the area was disrupted by urban development efforts and transportation infrastructure had declined. Today, Rockaway Beach is being rediscovered by a new generation of visitors and entrepreneurs as longtime residents work simultaneously to reinvigorate it.

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