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Martha S Vineyard Through Time

Author : A. C. Theokas
ISBN : 1635001013
Genre : History
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This book is primarily for those who visit Martha's Vineyard, but know little about it. Its rich history is briefly reviewed in the introduction. Following this, the nature, extent and direction of many of the changes that have occurred are identified through the comparison of paired photographs taken well over 100 years apart. Change usually occurs gradually, incrementally, but here we can comprehend its outcome in an instant. This is a small island, but it is a large subject. The theme of this book is largely kept to the design of hardscape and landscape. Because it is an island, fashionable trends in design did not cycle through here as they have on the mainland, allowing much of the local architecture to remain idiosyncratic and iconic. Another generator of this island's atmosphere has been its development as a summer destination and retreat. This will be the subject of a following book, Martha's Vineyard Through Time: Tourism and the Cleansing Sea.

The History Of Martha S Vineyard

Author : Arthur R. Railton
ISBN : WISC:89082518879
Genre : History
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Published in association with the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, this comprehensive illustrated history of the island is written by its foremost authority.

Hidden History Of Martha S Vineyard

Author : Thomas Dresser
ISBN : 9781467135955
Genre : History
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Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard. Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha's Vineyard hide the lost stories and forgotten events of small-town America. What was the island's role in the Underground Railroad? Why do chickens festoon Nancy Luce's grave? And how did the people of the Vineyard react in 1923 when the rum running ship John Dwight sank with the island's supply of liquor aboard? Delve deep below the surface of history to discover the origin and meaning of local place names and the significance of beloved landmarks.

Martha S Vineyard Through Time

Author : A. C. Theokas
ISBN : 163499342X
Genre : History
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No East Coast summer resort has as intriguing a beginning as that of Martha's Vineyard. Before it became a tourist mecca, it already had thousands of summer visitors, but visitors who came for salvation, not the sun. Wesleyan Grove, the site of the most successful campground revivals held anywhere, provided congregants with communal support for their new evangelical lives. The Vineyard Campground, however, also attracted those who sought physical expression in sunshine and sea air more than redemption. Local investors spotted the financial opportunity this presented, leading to the creation of the first town in the entire United States designed and built expressly for tourism. Photographs representative of this period of early Martha's Vineyard are herein paired with contemporary ones. There have been changes, but the basic yearnings of summer vacationers remain as they were over 150 years ago. A previous volume, Martha's Vineyard Through Time: The Present in the Past, concentrates more on the Island's architecture than its early commercialization.

Hidden History Of Martha S Vineyard

Author : Thomas Dresser
ISBN : 9781439660287
Genre : Photography
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Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha's Vineyard hide the lost stories and forgotten events of small-town America. What was the island's role in the Underground Railroad? Why do chickens festoon Nancy Luce's grave? And how did the people of the Vineyard react in 1923 when the rumrunning ship John Dwight sank with the island's supply of liquor aboard? Delve deep below the surface of history to discover the origin and meaning of local place names and the significance of beloved landmarks. Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard.

Whaling On Martha S Vineyard

Author : Thomas Dresser
ISBN : 9781439664322
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Martha's Vineyard became an integral part of the whaling industry at the beginning of the eighteenth century and inspired a lasting romantic enthusiasm for life on the open ocean. From shorewhaling to daring voyages into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, the insular whaling community offered a tempting path for many young Vineyarders to rise from cabin boy to captain. Local businesses were enticed by the potential profit from whaling voyages, and many reaped generous rewards from successful whale oil harvests. Through memoirs, music and memorabilia, author Thomas Dresser recounts this dramatic history of the bygone era of whaling on Martha's Vineyard.

Martha S Vineyard

Author : Thomas Dresser
ISBN : 9781626193765
Genre : History
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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.

Travel History Of Martha S Vineyard A From Canoes And Horses To Steamships And Trolleys

Author : Thomas Dresser, Foreword by Herbert Foster
ISBN : 9781467140003
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The story of Vineyard transportation and the story of evolution and innovation. Getting to Martha's Vineyard has never been easy. Native Americans built canoes for the journey, and early settlers crossed Vineyard Sound in small sailing packets. Steamships dramatically changed island life. On the island, the horse-drawn trolley evolved into the electric trolley. Tourists and residents crowded railroads until they were replaced by the automobile. The story of Vineyard transportation is the story of an evolution of man and machine, of opportunity and necessity, of dependence and cooperative efforts. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he traces the changes in island living brought about by these transportation innovations.

The Outer Lands A Natural History Guide To Cape Cod Martha S Vineyard Nantucket Block Island And Long Island

Author : Dorothy Sterling
ISBN : 9781682681893
Genre : Nature
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Experience the unique ecology of the Outer Lands in this reissued classic “An extraordinary achievement in natural history and science. But it’s so artfully written you forget it’s a scientific treatise and find yourself reading it with sheer pleasure.” — Provincetown Advocate Dorothy Sterling explores the fascinating plants and animals that inhabit the peninsulas and islands of the East Coast known as the Outer Lands. With vibrant original drawings by Winifred Lubell and a new foreword by natural historian Robert Finch, The Outer Lands is a lively, lovingly observed biography of place.

The Wampanoag Genealogical History Of Martha S Vineyard Massachusetts Island History People And Places From Sustained Contact Through The Early Federal Period

Author : Jerome D. Segel
ISBN : WISC:89081244972
Genre : History
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This is a complete historical record of Martha's Vineyard's Wampanoag families, presented within the context of family genealogies. The main portion is a compendium of every Indian with Island connections whose name was found in the 17th and 18th centuries in various records, such as land records and deeds, wills, maritime, and census records.

Martha S Vineyard Fish Tales

Author : Nelson Sigelman
ISBN : 9780811768054
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The focus is on Martha’s Vineyard but the information, fishing tips, and stories about Island characters—Bob “Hawkeye” Jacobs jumping off Memorial Wharf to unsnag an albie he hooked—will sound familiar to anyone who has spent time in a community of fishermen. This informative and fun read answers the questions asked in local tackle shops, including the best spots to catch a striped bass on a fly rod—Lobsterville Beach—and rigging tackle for blues, fluke, black sea bass, false albacore, and bonito. Spin fishing, bottom fishing, and fly fishing are all covered. This book follows the island fishing seasons: rods appear on island trucks in April, a sign that schoolies have arrived, and they do not begin to disappear until the venerable Bass and Bluefish Derby, five weeks of single-minded pursuit of fish, ends in October. And there are tips on looking and talking the part . . . “handy phrases include any reference to a falling or rising tide and a rock, any rock, as long as you refer to it with a sense of authority so that the other person is unwilling to ask which rock for fear of seeming like a novice.” Martha’s Vineyard Fish Tales is a “how to” book that flows with the character and personality of a fishing-obsessed island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Ghosts Of Martha S Vineyard

Author : Tom Dresser
ISBN : 9781467146463
Genre : History
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-168) and index.

Martha S Vineyard Tales

Author : Chris Baer
ISBN : 9781493034703
Genre : History
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Linguistics

Author : Philipp Strazny
ISBN : 9781135455231
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Utilizing a historical and international approach, this valuable two-volume resource makes even the more complex linguistic issues understandable for the non-specialized reader. Containing over 500 alphabetically arranged entries and an expansive glossary by a team of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Linguistics explores the varied perspectives, figures, and methodologies that make up the field.

Photographing Martha S Vineyard Where To Find Perfect Shots And How To Take Them

Author : Alison Shaw
ISBN : 9781581578690
Genre : Travel
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This series provides invaluable advice by regional experts and master photographers on where to find the most stunning sites at their peak and how to shoot them. Whether it’s ocean vistas, seashells, shore life, or quaint village life that excites the photographer in you, you’ll find plenty of tips and inspiration in this thoroughly informative guide. With detailed maps and explicit guidance on locations, seasonal advice, and camera settings, you’ll quickly be ready to capture the exquisite beauty of this area.

Rise Of Tourism On Martha S Vineyard The

Author : Thomas Dresser; Foreword by Nancy Gardella, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
ISBN : 9781467143370
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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.

Explorer S Guide Cape Cod Martha S Vineyard Nantucket Ninth Edition Explorer S Complete

Author : Kim Grant
ISBN : 9781581578973
Genre : Travel
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Whether you’re looking for boisterous nightlife or a quiet retreat, drive-ins or professional theater, Cape Cod and the islands offer them all. Some of the greatest vacation delights in the U.S. are waiting for you right here. Beaches, lighthouses, nature preserves, bike trails, antiques shops, summer theatre, local artisans, nightlife— whatever your taste, budget, time frame, or interest, we’ve got you covered in Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket. Kim Grant, a 25-year veteran travel writer, has combed the Cape and islands yet again to research the ninth edition of this perennially popular guide. She provides readers with the best of the best: selective, up-to-date recommendations for lodgings of every stripe; hundreds of dining reviews covering everything from clam shacks to four-star restaurants; daylong itineraries for every pursuit; and much more. Follow Grant’s lead to find nature preserves, bike trails, beaches, lighthouses, antiques shops, local artisans, summer theatre, and nightlife—whatever your taste, budget, time frame, or interest, she never steers you wrong. This opinion- and information-packed guide also includes up-to-date maps and an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide to help you plan your trip. Handy icons point out places that offer extra value, are family-friendly, welcome pets, provide free wifi, and are open year-round. The popular and eminently useful “A Perfect Day” feature offers ideas about how to spend your time, hour by hour, so you won’t miss the best opportunities. 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, the Cape and islands offer them all. And the very best resource available to guide you is the tried-and-true Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket. Most readers come to think of it as a trusted friend.

The New Disability History

Author : Paul K. Longmore
ISBN : 9780814785638
Genre : Social Science
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A glimpse into the struggle of the disabled for identity and society's perception of the disabled traces the disabled's fight for rights from the antebellum era to present controversies over access.

Stories From Marthas Vineyard 23 Stories Myths And Legends From Martha S Vineyard Nantucket Block Island And Cape Cod

Author : Various
ISBN : 9781909302907
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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VINLAND, Claudia and Cabo de la Arenas have been but a few of the names given previously to Cape Cod. As far back as 985AD the Cape had been visited by the likes of the Viking, Leif Eiriksson, although this is disputed, Giovanni da Verrazzano (1524AD), Estêvão Gomes (1525AD), Samuel de Champlain (1606AD), Bartholomew Gosnold (1602AD), Henry Hudson (1609AD) and Captain John Smith (1614AD). It was Gosnold who had the honor and privilege of being the final arbiter of the Cape’s name in 1602. With such a long history it is therefore not surprising that much has been written and said about Cape Cod. Herein readers will find 23 such stories, collected from various sources, with origins in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod and Block Island. Stories like: The Headless Skeleton of Swamptown, The Crow And Cat Of Hopkinshill, The Old Stone Mill, The Windam Frogs, Moodus Noises and many more. Appropriately, the book is commenced with a facsimile of The Mayflower Compact and ends with the Story of King Philip, Grand Sachem and Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe. MARTHA'S VINEYARD, called "Noepe" by the Native Americans, which in their picturesque language means "In the Midst of the Sea," is the largest island on the south-eastern coast of Massachusetts. However, there are those who correctly point out that there is no such place as Martha's Vineyard, except in geography and common speech. That it’s correct name is Martin Wyngaard's Island, so was named by Skipper Block, an Albany Dutchman. Sea fog is not uncommon in the area. When a fog started rising the Native Americans would say, "Here comes old Maushope's smoke"—but you will have to read the book to find out just why they say this.

Explorer S Guide Cape Cod Martha S Vineyard Nantucket 11th Edition Explorer S Complete

Author : Kim Grant
ISBN : 9781682680124
Genre : Travel
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The bestselling guide to the Cape—with a brand-new look The most detailed and trusted guide to Cape Cod is back in its eleventh edition. Sporting a fresh and vibrant new design, Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, & Nantucket offers travelers helpful and intelligently organized information on all the natural beauty and fun attractions the Cape and its islands have to offer, no matter your taste or budget. Read hundreds of dining reviews ranging from America’s best clam shacks to elegant four-star bistros. Plan an unforgettable whale-watching excursion, satisfy your nostalgia at an old drive-in theater, or simply find the perfect beach spot to enjoy that local Cabernet. Each section features must-see sites and curated day-trip itineraries to meet the hopes of any Cape journey. Whether interested in a serene retreat, an outdoor adventure, or local culture, the Explorer’s Guide series is unparalleled in its tradition of giving travelers the tools and information they need to discover every corner of their next destination.

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