Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks (Images of America)

By: Shilling, Donovan A.

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3rd printing. Sticker on rear wrapper, minor creases to front and rear wrappers, ink note on half-title page. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. The period from 1884 to 1926 was the heyday of the trolley lines, the height of steam travel, and the peak of interest in the back to nature movement. It was a time for spiritual renewal, when society was encouraged to enjoy family activities in the fresh air. Resorts served as an escape from summers oppressive heat and offered a world of fun, fantasy, and fishinga world far removed from the toils of the shop, the chores of the farm, or the everyday drudgery demanded by a labor intensive, pre-electric society. Rochesters Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks documents in over 200 photographs the development, dates, locations, and attractions that were a unique part of the rich history of each resort. Offering a window into yesterday, this book reveals many unusual facts about the area and features the fascinating characters who owned and operated the impressive hotels, boats, trolley lines, and amusement concessions.

Title: Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks (Images of America)

Author: Shilling, Donovan A.

Categories: Americana, New York,

Edition: 3rd Printing

Publisher: Charleston, Arcadia: 2001

ISBN Number: 0738501638

ISBN Number 13: 9780738501635

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2208549

Keywords: ROCHESTER NEW YORK AMUSEMENT PARKS HISTORY LOCAL INTEREST ENTERTAINMENT AMERICANA,