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The scenic splendor of Atlantic Highlands that first drew settlers to the area continues to impress visitors today. Here part of the story of this town is presented through family heirlooms from local residents, the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, and private collectors.
With Atlantic Highlands, author Randall Gabrielan continues his insightful photographic journey through eastern Monmouth County at the turn of the century. Many family heirlooms, carefully gathered from local residents, the Atlantic Highlands HistoricalSociety, and private collectors, are presented here. The array of images and locations within this book is truly a tribute to a time when life at the shore seemed just a bit simpler.Readers will discover vintage images from the 1880s to the recent past, including views of the harbor, downtown streets, shops, and people who were integral to the success of the area. Photographs bring to life the railroad and the steamers, notably the Mandalay,the primary mode of transportation for visitors to the amusement park. We learn about the work of Simon Lake, local pioneer in the development and design of submarines, and we experience a changing community through the before and after images of the waterfrontand First Avenue. The scenic splendor of Atlantic Highlands, something that first drew settlers to the area, continues to impress visitors today.