City on the sand: Ocean City, Maryland, and the people who built it

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Publisher:
Tidewater Publishers,
Pub. Date:
c1991.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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In 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 sands--and shifting fortunes--as the city weathered natural and economic setbacks and advances to become, every summer, Maryland's 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.
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9780870334207
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subject_facetMaryland -- Ocean City
Maryland Gold Star collection
Ocean City (Md.) -- History
Ocean City -- Maryland -- History
Resorts -- Maryland -- Ocean City -- History
title_displayCity on the sand : Ocean City, Maryland, and the people who built it
title_fullCity on the sand : Ocean City, Maryland, and the people who built it / by Mary Corddry ; illustrated by Ellen Corddry
City on the sand [Gold Star] : Ocean City, Maryland, and the people who built it / Mary Corddry ; illustrated by Ellen Corddry
title_shortCity on the sand
title_subOcean City, Maryland, and the people who built it
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Maryland
Ocean City
Resorts