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Misquamicut (Postcard History)

Originally named Pleasant View, Misquamicut is a lovely stretch of beach located in southern Rhode Island. Court Bliven and his wife named the area for its remarkable views. They built the first cottage, called the Pioneer, in 1894 and the Wigwam Hotel in 1905. The trolley came to the area in 1908, and by 1911, there were three major hotels, a casino, a village square, and 150 cottages. Its Victorian charm attracted visitors from all parts of the country, but the Hurricane of 1938 devastated Misquamicut and destroyed many of its photographs. Misquamicut brings together more than 200 vintage postcards, many very rare, in chronological order dating from 1894 to today.

Series: Postcard History

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (April 7, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0738565687

ISBN-13: 978-0738565682

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,921,855 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #191 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Paper Ephemera & Cards > Postcards #4845 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > History #6430 in Books > Arts & Photography > Photography & Video > Travel

Gave this book to my brother as a gift. We have many great childhood memories of Misquamicut and still spend time their together. He loved it and we learned many things that we did not know. Thank you for writing it!!!

Really captures the history of the area and documents everything from before the 1938 Hurricane to just a couple years ago

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