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- DescriptionIn a little more than a hundred years, a wild and desolate barrier island in Maryland became a teeming resort city. The story began in 1875 when a group of Eastern Shore, Baltimore, and Philadelphia businessmen held a grand opening of a five-story frame building called the Atlantic Hotel, and offered surrounding lots for sale at $25 each. Skeptics observing the scene predicted disaster with the first bad storm. What follows is a narrative of shifting sandsand shifting fortunesas the city weathered natural and ecomic setbacks and advances to become, every summer, Marylands second-largest city. The narrative draws extensively on the memoirs of early resort residents and, most of all, on conservations with people who have given the town its distinctive character. This is an appealing portrait of an outstanding resort that has been a magnet to vacationers for more than a century.
- Author BiographyMary Corddry was born in Harford County, Maryland, and now lives in Churchville, Maryland. Her writing career began at The Land, a journal published by a national, nonprofit conservation organization. Her reviews for that journal led to an invitation from The Baltimore Sun to review books in the agricultural field. In 1969 the Sun contacted her to become their Eastern Shore reporter during the boom period for vacation development on the Shore. In Ocean City the boom was coupled with an awakening environmental activism. The conflict of these forces was the subject of much of Mary Corddry's reporting during her seventeen years with the Sun.
- Author(s)Mary Corddry
- PublisherSchiffer Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication30/03/2012
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationAtglen
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSchiffer Publishing Ltd
- Content Note10 b/w photos, 22 illus & 2 maps
- Weight390 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
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