The story of Ohio’s oldest summer resort town, Geneva-on-the-Lake, is told through hundreds of historic and documentary photographs, first-person interviews and historical research in this 500-plus page volume.
“Pleasure Grounds” traces the development of GOTL from a simple picnic grounds first opened on Sturgeon Point in 1869 to a popular vacation spot for blue-collar workers from the Pittsburgh and Youngstown areas in the mid-twentieth century. The destruction of beach, 1965 riots and decline in the village damaged the town’s reputation as a resort, but a state park, lodge, wine industry and fresh investment have turned it around and are transforming into a new vacation hot spot for upscale visitors.
This massive volume has more than 500 images and 578 pages. It is fully indexed and includes maps. Size is 8.5 x 11 inches. Heavy-stock, silk laminate cover and high-quality paper for interior pages. Researched, written and designed in Ohio; printed in Ohio!
A must read for all GOTL lovers and visitors!
Important notice: The books sold on this website are from the final 2019 press run using higher-quality paper, printing and cover stock than what is offered through the amazon.com store. A very limited number of these special edition, 150th anniversary year, books remain. When they are gone, only the amazon.com, on-demand, version will be available. Book will be signed by the author.
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|Dimensions||11 × 9 × 3 in|
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