Author : Thomas Dresser Genre : History Publisher : Arcadia Publishing ISBN : 9781625849045 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Martha's Vineyard is cherished by many as a summer paradise, but few know of its rich past. Descendants of the first Native American inhabitants still reside on the Vineyard. Once a critical whaling hub, the island's success drew in newcomers from around the world. Following the Civil War, land developers set their sights on attracting tourists to the island's scenic beaches, and soon thereafter, a visit from President Grant established Martha's Vineyard as a vacation haven. From a movement to secede from Massachusetts to the making of the summer blockbuster Jaws, author Thomas Dresser weaves together the threads of the Vineyard's fascinating history. Discover how this remarkable island adapted to the times and came to be one of the most sought-out vacation destinations on the East Coast.
Author : Thomas Dresser Genre : History Publisher : Arcadia Publishing ISBN : 9781439674178 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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As an isolated island outpost, Martha's Vineyard faced some unique challenges during the American Revolution. Neutrality was maintained at the start of the war due to the impact of the British regulations on the fishing and whaling industries. While political expediency may have dominated the day, Vineyard Patriots protected their homeland against the Royal Navy and contributed to the revolutionary effort against marauding British redcoats. In 1778, two key events--one involving three young women and the second an armada of forty naval ships--crystalized the opinion of Vineyarders that they should no longer remain neutral to British incursions on the Island and, more broadly, on American soil. Join local author Tom Dresser as he reveals the unheralded contributions of islanders to the fight for freedom.
Author : Thomas Dresser; Foreword by Nancy Gardella, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce Genre : History Publisher : Arcadia Publishing ISBN : 9781467143370 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Now known as a resort community and vacation destination, Martha's Vineyard was once a simple fishing and whaling community. From the popularity of the Methodist Campground, founded in 1835, the Vineyard soon blossomed into a summer vacation mecca, welcoming visitors to its quaint villages and scenic seashores. As whaling lost its economic dominance, tourism became the catalyst for a revived prosperity on the Vineyard. President Grant's visit to the Vineyard in 1874 drew national attention and marked the beginning of several presidential visits to the island. By 1900, Oak Bluffs had developed an amusement park atmosphere with the iconic Flying Horses, toboggan slide and grand seaside hotels. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he reveals the island's transformation into a premier tourist destination.
Author : Kim Grant Genre : Travel Publisher : The Countryman Press ISBN : 9781581576672 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Some of the greatest vacation delights in the U.S. are waiting for you on the Cape. Whether you’re looking for a quiet retreat or boisterous nightlife, bird-watching or whale-watching, ocean beaches or kettle ponds, drive-ins or professional theater, Cape Cod and the islands offer all that and more. The very best resource available to guide you through the riches of this fabled place is the tried-and-true Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket, now in its 10th edition.
Author : Chris Baer Genre : History Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield ISBN : 9781493034703 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Martha’s Vineyard Tales is a collection of stories about Martha’s Vineyard history—the quirky, the gritty, the whimsical and the hard-to-believe. Author Chris Baer has collected these stories to present a small, hardcover capsule the past on Martha’s Vineyard. This book is an ideal souvenir, memento for natives, and a great read for the millions of people interested in the lovely culture of this destination. Chris Baer finds the most interesting, less-told stories to research and write. His fun, accessible writing welcomes casual readers and offers surprises even for Vineyard history enthusiasts.