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Magnolia: A Brief History Lisa Peek Ramos

Magnolia: A Brief History

Lisa Peek Ramos

Published December 8th 2013
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Kindle Edition
155 pages
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Magnolias rocky coastline, long known to the native population for its abundant fishing grounds, was discovered in 1623 by a European expedition sent by Englands King James to establish an outpost for exporting fish. Over the next three centuries,MoreMagnolias rocky coastline, long known to the native population for its abundant fishing grounds, was discovered in 1623 by a European expedition sent by Englands King James to establish an outpost for exporting fish. Over the next three centuries, the settlement gradually grew from a sparsely developed farming community into a summer resort destination for the rich and famous. In Magnolia: A Brief History, author Lisa Peek Ramos, a fourth-generation native, chronicles the incredible transformation of Magnolia. In its heyday the famed Oceanside Hotel and Casino attracted such notables as big-band leader Sammy Eisen, movie star Lucille Ball and John Philip Sousa and his Marine Corps Band. The stock market crash of 1929 and the destruction of the Oceanside Hotel, a victim of Magnolias well-documented fire curse, ended the golden years. In the decades since, Magnolia has once again transformed itself and is now known as a quaint, vibrant seaside community.