The Rise of Tourism on Martha's Vineyard Thomas Dresser

The Rise of Tourism on Martha's Vineyard

Author: Thomas Dresser
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Book Title
The Rise of Tourism on Martha's Vineyard
Author
Thomas Dresser
ISBN
9781467143370
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Thomas DresserPublisher: History PressPublished: 06/22/2020ISBN: 9781467143370Pages: 160Weight: 0.70lbsSize: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.30d
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Thomas Dresser
Publisher: History Press
Published: 06/22/2020
ISBN: 9781467143370
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.30d
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.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Thomas Dresser
Publisher: History Press
Published: 06/22/2020
ISBN: 9781467143370
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.30d