Take a delightful journey back in time in this historically rich and visually appealing beach town. Displayed in over 275 precious views of hand-tinted and sepia-toned postcards from the late 1800s through more modern times, Ocean Grove's history comes alive.Travel within its three natural water borders, the Atlantic Ocean, Wesley Lake, and Fletcher Lake to view the Asbury Park boardwalk alive with Victorian-era visitors, the first railroad station, and rare views of the magnificent Auditorium. See its early days of entertainment, including John Phillip Sousa and Peter, Paul, and Mary, as well as the patriotic heritage that rumbled through its streets. Whether looking at beautiful images of the special hotels like the Shawmont or the wide lawns of the Windamar, busy Ocean Grove streets and scenes will enchant you.
A lifelong resident of the Ocean Grove area, Christopher M. Flynn has been writing professionally since college, when his first piece on amusement park history was published in The Carousel News and Trader. His body of work also includes working as a Historical Consultant on an in production feature film about Asbury Park, New Jersey and is working on a documentary on Ocean Grove.