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Myrtle Beach And The Grand Strand

Author : Susan Hoffer McMillan
ISBN : 0738552704
Genre : History
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The once-quiet towns of the Grand Strand are being replaced by mega-structures for accommodation, dining, and entertainment. Images in this volume span the 20th century, chronicling the evolution of a resort once touted as "the world's greatest playground." Featured are the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion, beach hotel expansions, and freshwater estuaries overshadowed by development.
Category: History

Myrtle Beach

Author : Barbara F. Stokes
ISBN : 1570036977
Genre : Business & Economics
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How a coastal farming region became an internationally renowned tourist destination
Category: Business & Economics

Myrtle Beach And Conway In Vintage Postcards

Author : Susan Hoffer McMillan
ISBN : 0738513784
Genre : History
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The connections between Myrtle Beach and Conway, South Carolina form an intricate tapestry of contrasting threads-from the neon glitz of the beach resort to the more reserved colonial town that spawned it. Conway citizens enjoyed the coastal town as a playground in the 19th century, and many even helped steer its evolution during the 20th century into a premier vacation destination by relocating to Myrtle Beach to shape and share in its future. Through more than 200 postcards, many dating from the early 1900s, readers witness a wide array of architecture, from the Ocean Forest Hotel and the early Myrtle Beach Pavilion to the local landmarks that were destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in October 1954. These images also tell the stories of other Grand Strand beaches, as well as of Conway, a quintessential Southern city with historic properties and live oak canopies.
Category: History

Myrtle Beach Memoir

Author : Dino Thompson
ISBN : 0966576896
Genre : Fiction
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A hands-in the-air roller coaster ride about a Greek boy growing up overtop a cafe, in between a cabstand and movie theater. Much of action takes place in downtown Myrtle Beach during the 50's, 60's and 70's when it was a one-jukebox resort. Chock full of juicy characters... carnies, gamblers, jitterbugs, immigrant philosophers, busty waitresses and lovable hookers... young Dino fights, dances, gambles and charms his way to manhood learning from the crusty black and white characters of his youth. Poignant and hilarious with a slanguage, in-your-face voice which reads like dance music.
Category: Fiction

Myrtle Beach

Author : Luther Knight
ISBN : 9781589825826
Genre : Fiction
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Slouching alone in his chair, Chief Master Sergeant Lucas Mackley sits in the United States Veterans Retirement Facility and reflects on the traumatic events of his early career in the Armed Forces. After moving from base to base, he became targeted as a killer in a series of brutal and seemingly related murders that followed him and his two closest friends. The only way to escape the police is to unveil the true killer…someone who may be nearer to Lucas than he ever imagined.
Category: Fiction

Myrtle Beach Pavilion

Author : Lesta Sue Hardee
ISBN : 9781439641354
Genre : Photography
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For almost a century, the heart of Myrtle Beach was defined by a place simply called “the Pavilion.” From the original structure built in 1908, the Pavilion was the center of the resort town’s growing tourism industry. It was a destination point for anyone coming to the Grand Strand. Here you could stroll the Boardwalk, play arcade games, make faces in fun mirrors, ride rides, dance the Carolina Shag, or sit on a bench and watch everyone else do all of the above. The Pavilion underwent several incarnations. The first ones were wooden and vulnerable, but the final was concrete and seemingly indestructible, standing for nearly 60 years. Hardly an architectural marvel, what the Pavilion lacked in grandeur, it made up for in pure old-fashioned fun. The beloved structure and its rides fell prey to economics and a wrecking ball in 2006.
Category: Photography

Myrtle Beach

Author : Fahmida Y. Rashid
ISBN : 9780979204364
Genre : Travel
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Myrtle Beach is a city with many faces. For some, it is a beach paradise; for others, it is a golf haven. With this completely independent guide, get the insight on the best of Myrtle Beach tourism, including popular beach activities, golf and mini-golf courses, Broadway at the Beach, and more. This guidebook offers information about the area's many famous and lesser-known tourist attractions.
Category: Travel

Populuxe Motels

Author : Katherine Fuller
ISBN : OCLC:51509191
Genre : Historic preservation
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Category: Historic preservation

Legendary Locals Of Myrtle Beach

Author : Lesta Sue Hardee
ISBN : 9781439645499
Genre : Photography
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Simeon B. Chapin was an entrepreneur and visionary who, along with Franklin G. Burroughs, helped create the foundation of what is Myrtle Beach today. B.B. Benfield built and opened the area’s first movie theater, and Lawrence Boulier was a landscape artist and founder of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild. John Woodside built the grand Ocean Forest Hotel. Col. H.B. Springs was the town’s first insurance and real estate agent, and James Bryan Sr. was the first president of Myrtle Beach Farms. Blanche Floyd was a beloved teacher and author, and W.L. Harrelson made history by serving as Myrtle Beach’s first mayor. Earl Husted brought the first amusement park rides to this area, and Anthony James left after high school to make a name for himself as the first widely known actor from the Myrtle Beach area. The stories of these Myrtle Beach notables and many more fill the pages of this book. Some of these names may be unfamiliar, but each of these legendary locals, in his or her own way, has helped make Myrtle Beach the historical hometown and vacationers’ paradise that it is today.
Category: Photography

Insiders Guide To Myrtle Beach And The Grand Strand

Author : Janice McDonald
ISBN : 9780762761845
Genre : Travel
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is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this popular South Carolina vacation destination. Written by a local (and true insider), it offers a personal and practical perspective of Myrtle Beach and environs. Fully revised and updated, the 10th edition also features a new interior layout and a new cover treatment.
Category: Travel