Beginning as a summer resort for the wealthy, the oceanfront of Jacksonville has morphed into an outrageously popular tourist destination, stretching from Mayport to Ponte Vedra Beach. Encompassing a fishing village, luxury hotels, a carnival, railroads, mines and flocks of tourists, these beaches have a vast and eclectic history. Discover how Mayport became an adjunct of one of the largest naval bases in the United States and how a former mine called Mineral City became Ponte Vedra. Noted historian Don Mabry traces the fascinating history of what he still considers home from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first in this warm account of the aWorldas Finest Beach.aA Brief History of the Jacksonville Beaches Donald J. Mabry. Within a few hours of our home were quaint negro villages, their unpainted huts set on stilts above the shifting sands. There were ... Banks would not extend credit as needed, anbsp;...
|Title||:||World's Finest Beach|
|Author||:||Donald J. Mabry|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2010|