Revere Beach Reservation, created by the Metropolitan Park Commission in 1895, encompasses an approximate three-mile stretch of stately crescent shore sited only five miles from downtown Boston. A successful amusement industry flourished here through much of the twentieth century, while later years witnessed the damage wrought by several devastating storms, including the infamous Blizzard of 1978. Revere Beach invites the reader to take an unsurpassed pictorial journey detailing nine pivotal decades of a premier metropolitan seaside destination. The book showcases Wonderland Amusement Park, with its famous amusements and attractions that thrilled and entertained generations of visitors. It further allows readers to view the formation of an inspired reservation and to book passage on the nostalgic narrow-gauge railroad. Through archival and private collections, Revere Beach enables the inquisitive to discover the true Revere Beach, which captured the attention of two U.S. presidents and the heart of swimming champion Annette Kellerman, who chose the beach as the perfect venue to introduce the scandalous one-piece bathing suit to North America.
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