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Fun Pier: 1957 to Adventure Pier
Scott Hand, Diane Pooler

ISBN:  9780738576930                                      
# of Pages: 128, Paperback
  Arcadia Publishing

Price:   $21.99   

Book Description:

With a rich history of great beaches, a two-mile-long boardwalk, and thrilling amusement piers, Wildwood, New Jersey, has been a popular summer seashore resort for vacationers for nearly a century. Fun Pier was created in 1957 by Joe Barnes on the former site of Wildwood’s original Convention Hall. Barnes transformed the pier, once dominated by kiddie rides, by building custom rides that were unique to the Wildwood boardwalk, such as the Sky Tower, the Monorail, and the Ski Ride. Fun Pier became famous for its unconventional, carnival-like atmosphere. After two fires sealed the pier’s fate, it was acquired by the Morey organization, which transformed it into Wild Wheels and ultimately Adventure Pier.

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Authors SCOTT HAND & DIANE POOLER are pictured at two book-signing events to launch sales of their book Fun Pier: 1957 To Adventure Pier.  

TOP:  Paul Vitt with Scott & Diane (seated), at the Wildwood Crest Historical Museum on July 27, 2012.

BOTTOM LEFT:  Scott & Diane pictured with Joe Russo and Joe Barnes.  BOTTOM RIGHT:  Scott & Diane pictured with Earl and Pat Groff.  Both photos were taken at the Wildwood Historical Society/George F. Boyer Museum on September 1, 2012.



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Chanler Jeffers
Sales and Marketing Specialist, North and MidAtlantic
Arcadia Publishing
Phone: 843.853.2070 x181
Fax: 843.853.0044

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Regional Sales & Marketing Manager - Northeast Arcadia Publishing
420 Wando Park Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
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Other News:

Wanted: We are still seeking film footage and pictures of Hunt's Starlight Ballroom for inclusion in the upcoming release, "The Hunt's Legacy: Hunt's Theatres, Inc. and Hunt's Starlight Ballroom".  If you have materials you'd like us to consider using, please contact us at  or phone Scott at (609) 827-7363, or Diane at (856) 589-9128.

If we decide to use your materials, we will pay for
the professional transfer of these materials to DVD, you will receive a copy of the transfer at no charge, and all materials will be returned to you as they were received.

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