Summer of 1956
Among the amenities being advertised by the George Washington Hotel were a roof garden, new inner spring mattresses and bellboy service.
An ad read, “LAUNCHING … the million dollar Santa Maria … new oceanfront motor hotel to offer you something bigger and better in vacation ease and pleasure. MANNED BY … an expertly-trained crew from Cornell University’s famous School of Hotel Administration.”
Torpey’s Carmelcrisp on Caroline Street was offering a little bit of everything for the sweet lovers, including, “The Crispiest Corn in any pack…”
Serving on the Mayor and Council at this time were Mayor Daniel Trimper, Jr. and Councilmen Hugh T. Cropper, Jr., Wm. H. McCabe, Harry Kelley, D. Pasher Bishop and Talbot E. Bunting.
A story on Ocean City’s 81st Anniversary included a ditty about the Inlet. It read, “The resort’s rise into fame as a top marlin fishing spot didn’t occur until 1933 when a storm cut a natural inlet across the island to the bay. An estimated $789,000 was spent by the Government to make the natural inlet a permanent one.”
The full-page Hess Apparel ad featured model Miss Diana Scott, who was a Decatur High School student working at the coffee shop of the Harrison Hall hotel.