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New IMAGES OF AMERICA Series Among Arcadia Publishing Releases

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Arcadia Publishing is pleased to announced the following new releases:


-The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May from local authors Joseph E. Salvatore, MD and Joan Berkey. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.


Commissioned as Navy Section Base 9 in 1917, the US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May stands on the site of a former amusement park that bordered the Atlantic Ocean a few miles east of Cape May in southern New Jersey. Dirigibles, submarines, and minesweepers were based here during World War I. 

Because of its proximity to the ocean and Delaware Bay, the base was used by Coast Guard patrol boats and cutters to chase rumrunners during Prohibition in the 1920s. An airfield was established adjacent to the base in 1926, and in 1940, both combined to become Naval Air Station Cape May.

The station protected the coast line from German U-boats during World War II. The Coast Guard took over the facility in 1946, and in 1948, the base became the only recruit training center in the country, today graduating more than 4,000 recruits per year.

Highlights of US Coast Guard Training Center at Cape May:


All of the profits from the sale of the book are being donated to the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Musuem.
The book includes aerial photographs of the site that date from the 1919 to the present.
A famous WWI Coat Guard aviator, Charles Thrun, died in the icy waters off of Cape May in 1935 while testing a new airplane. He was the first Coast Guard aviator to be killed in a crash.
The dining hall for Coast Guard recruits and permanent party is dedicated to Richard Etheridge (1842-1900), a Union army veteran born a slave who became the first African American keeper of a lifesaving station.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com

- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Highland Park in the 20th Century from local author Jeanne Kolva. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Throughout the 1900s, Highland Park maintained a sophisticated, small-town atmosphere with a spirit of welcome despite its transient population. The town's qualities include good schools, modest housing on tree-lined streets, lively community events, local shops and merchants, and sensible government.

Officially established in 1905, the nearly two-square-mile trolley suburb is located across the Raritan River from the city of New Brunswick, home of Rutgers University and Johnson & Johnson. Highland Park's population grew from 700 in 1905 to today's 14,000 residents as subdivisions took over farmland.

The large apartment complexes built after World War II further consolidated the borough's residential nature. Individual buildings are showcased on these pages, but it is the many community events, such as soapbox derbies, parades, sporting contests, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and dramatic productions, that demonstrate Highland Park's community pride.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!

When: Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Highland Park Public Library
31 North 5th Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com

-History of Middletown Valley Told Through Photographs
Local author pens new book on this Maryland valley

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Middletown Valley from local author Robert P. Savitt. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

The towns of Maryland's Middletown Valley bear the imprints of some of the most telling events in early American history: the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the building of America's first national road. Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, described the Middletown Valley as "one of the most favored and delightful spots on earth."

The largest town, picturesque Middletown, was the scene of intense activity during the Civil War. Mountaintop Braddock Heights became a resort "getaway" after the construction of a trolley line in 1896. Myersville was settled in the 1700s by industrious immigrants who set up a bustling community of farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. Wolfsville, an appealing old settlement near the Mason-Dixon Line, was occupied by Confederate forces in 1864. The charming Little Village of Burkittsville sits beneath a mountain that boasts the world's only monument to fallen war correspondents.

Using images gathered from local families, historical societies, and libraries, Middletown Valley explores the unique history and daily lives of the people who have lived and worked in this magical valley.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Where: Middletown Valley Historical Society
305 W. Main Street, Middletown, MD 21769

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com

-History of Wilkes-Barre Told Through Photographs
Local author pens new book on this Pennsylvania city

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Wilkes-Barre from local author Elena Castrignano. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Wilkes-Barre, founded in 1769, is a city of changes: environmental changes brought on by the Susquehanna River and industrial changes that transformed a quiet farming community into a busy breaker town. When anthracite coal was discovered in the 1800s and massive coal breakers were built, immigrants from eastern, western, and southern Europe began to arrive.

As these immigrants arrived, they changed the face of the city, creating their own communities and hamlets. Fortunately for the citizens of the Wyoming Valley, changes continue today, thanks to many forward-thinking men and women who see the potential in something old and take the time to make it new again.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!

When: Saturday, December 15th at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble
100 Arena Hub Plaza, Bear Creek Tw, PA 18702

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com

-Richmond's Historic Landmarks in New Local Book
Local author tell story of the city through vintage photographs

The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series is Richmond Landmarks from local author Katarina M. Spears. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

Richmond boasts a long, rich history-early-17th-century English exploration, the 18th-century economic and philosophical road to the American Revolution, the center of the domestic slave trade in the 19th century, and the capital of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Much of Richmond's history reflects a national history, and its important landmarks span several centuries, ranging from historic cemeteries to iconic buildings to grand-scale monuments.

While these landmarks of national significance are a great draw for visitors, many of the city's lesser-known landmarks are a great source of local pride and provide a strong sense of place for Richmond natives and residents. Utilizing the historic prints, photographs, and documents collection of the Library of Virginia, Richmond Landmarks explores some of the most iconic landmarks of the city's social and cultural history.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!

When: Sunday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m.
Where: St. John's Church Foundation
2319 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com

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