Mount Pleasant, SC - New from local author Gene Woodwick is Ocean Shores, the latest title in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series. Ocean Shores boasts more than 200 vintage black-and-white photographs along with a supportive narrative.
Ocean Shores was the newest city in Washington for nearly 40 years, but for centuries before it had been a place of permanent occupation and food gathering for Native American tribes and a place for sea otter hunters, pioneers and settlers to reach the interior of the Olympic Peninsula. Before Ocean Shores, there was the dream of a town called Cedarville followed by the reality of Lone Tree with its post office and 200 residents.
Point Brown Peninsula was a village of survival for Polynesian Kanakas, Finns living on the edge of society, migrant workers called Bluebills and a Hooverville for depression-era families. After World War II when developers first conceived of creating a "Venice of the West," many said their dream would never last. However, in 1970, Ocean Shores became a city and today has entered its 50th year of development.
Author Gene Woodwick has collected the history of Ocean Shores for 50 years as a local journalist and a long-time property owner.
Join us for a book signing!
Saturday, Sept 25th from 11am-1pm
Aberdeen Museum of History
111 East Third Street, Aberdeen, Washington 98520
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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