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Author Browning, Vivian C., author.

Title Vilano and the North Beaches [electronic resource] / Vivian C. Browning.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2015]


Description 1 online resource (128 pages)
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Summary Vilano and the North Beaches are perhaps most known as small, eclectic beach communities within sight of St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. For centuries, people have flocked to this coastal playground by horse-drawn trolley, ferry, and more recently Florida's Coastal Highway, State Road A1A. They came for recreation, jobs, and sunny weather in the late 1800s, when Henry Flagler attracted Northerners to his new and novel" hotels. Visitors were excited to learn the ocean was just across the bay. Tourism provided jobs for settlers, like the Minorcan, Usina, and Capo families, offering fun excursions. Nowhere else were horse-drawn trolleys delivering beachgoers across sand dunes to the sea. Like Ponce de LeA³n, who was smitten with the pristine beaches, the area's story is one of developing the land along an isolated coastline. Road and bridge construction after World War II encouraged migration as well as visitors to the beaches, fish camps, and Art Deco motor courts. This nostalgic 1950s look remains today, attracting those curious about the region's multicultural history.".
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Subject Beaches -- Florida -- History -- Pictorial works.
Saint Johns County (Fla.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Saint Johns County (Fla.) -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Saint Johns County (Fla.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
Saint Johns County (Fla.) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author O'Hara, Sallie L., author.
Pilecki, John T., author.
Vilano Beach Main Street Incorporated, author.
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Other Form: Print version: Browning, Vivian C. Vilano and the North beaches. Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2015] 9781467114356 (pbk.) (DLC)2015932397
ISBN 9781439652251 (epub)
Standard No. 9781439652251

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