Re-live the Magic and Wonder...

Images of America: Hunt's Pier (Arcadia Publishing) celebrates the history of Wildwood's famed "Oceanic Wonderland" with 128 pages of vintage photos and memories.

Now available in bookstores and through fine online outlets, the book retails for $21.99.

From the back cover description:
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With the completion of the Garden State Parkway and a prospering society's increased mobility in the years following World War II, the Wildwoods transitioned from a remote barrier island along the southern New Jersey coast to a vacation mecca. Featuring free bathing beaches, state-of-the-art motels, endless nightlife, and a honky-tonk boardwalk lined with entertainment options of all kinds, the resort would thrive for the better part of the next half-century. During that golden era, Hunt's Pier became the "Talk of the Walk" - a fun-lover's paradise of themed custom attractions that evoked the adventurous thrills of Disneyland.

The "Oceanic Wonderland" helped millions of vacationers create countless memories, whether it was a child challenging the Flyer roller coaster's intimidating plunge or a child-at-heart exploring the dark caverns of the Golden Nugget Mine Ride and the haunted decks of the Pirate Ship Skua. Hunt's Pier captures the magic of the famed seaside amusement park through historical photographs, many published here for the first time.


Join Authors Rob Ascough & Al Alven
for these Upcoming Book Signing Events...

Saturday, June 25th @ 3 p.m.

Lime Ricky World

3409 Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ  08260

Saturday, July 23rd @ 1 p.m.

George F.Boyer Museum
(Home of the Wildwood Historical Society)

3907 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ  08260

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