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Legendary Locals of Amelia Island, Florida (Paperback) (Rob Hicks)

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Amelia Island has been host to remarkable people throughout its 500-year history. These people are responsible for giving Amelia the distinction as the only place in the United States to have seen eight different flags. A new railroad followed the Civil War and brought those who sought to take advantage of the burgeoning shipping center. As opportunities waned, the island became a sleepy, blue collar community supported by the local paper mills. Prior to civil rights legislation desegregating the South, Fernandina’s American Beach flourished as an African American coastal community. Meanwhile, local visionaries oversaw tight-knit communities and set the stage for the large resorts that came to the island’s south end in the 1970s. Today, Amelia Island is a national tourist destination and home to a diverse of community of longtime residents and newcomers, both with remarkable talents and interesting stories to tell.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Photography
Series Title: Legendary Locals
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Rob Hicks
Language: English
Street Date: June 5, 2017
TCIN: 52773770
UPC: 9781467126274
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6848
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