Resorts of Berrien County (Images of America) (Paperback)

Resorts of Berrien County (Images of America) By Elaine Cotsirilos Thomopoulos Ph. D. Cover Image
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For over 125 years, Berrien County has beckoned visitors with its magnificent beaches, attractions, and events. During the early 20th century, some visitors to southwestern Michigan were upper-class industrialists, while others were working-class families belonging to close-knit ethnic communities. As the area developed into a resort haven, elaborate mansions shared the beach with the cottages of Irish, Czech, Swedish, Jewish, Greek, Lithuanian, Polish, Italian, and African-American communities. This book chronicles the early history of Berrien County's resort culture--from the twinkling amusement parks of Silver Beach and the House of David and the marathon dances at Shadowland Pavilion to the mineral baths at the Whitcomb Hotel and the fruit orchards found throughout the "Heart of the Fruit Belt.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780738534077
ISBN-10: 0738534072
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2005
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America