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Summer of 1956 Volume II Edition 1 Linda Lynch was a beautiful young lady crowned “Miss Ocean City” and represented the resort in the semi-final of the “Miss Delmarva.” The George Washington Hotel was a new hit the summer of ’56. With a completely new cocktail lounge and dining room, up-to-date carpeting and a roof… Read more »

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Summer of 1965 Volume XI Edition 4 Issue Highlights Karen Ames, “Ocean City’s home of fashion” located on Philadelphia Avenue, began to offer a preview of upcoming fall fashion the last week of July. “Homeward bound vacationers” could stop by Kelly’s Country Store on their way out of town to pick up, “goodies and delicacies… Read more »

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Summer of 1971 Volume XVII Edition 5 Issue Highlights The Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria’s 30-horse ballet performed July 9-11 at the Ocean City Convention Hall. Tickets prices ranged from $3-$6. Dick and Margie Eckard, a musical duo who performed six nights per week at the Embassy Lounge in the Ambassador Hotel, were featured in… Read more »

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Summer of 1960 Volume VI Edition 3 Issue Highlights Specializing in honey dipped donuts, Ernie’s Donuts on N. Division Street was open from 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. “See Them Made And Buy Them Hot” was the ad message. Jarvis Realtor was selling lots in the new Mallard Island — “Ocean City’s Most Exclusive Residential Site.” Lots… Read more »

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Summer of 1964 Volume X Edition 7 Issue Highlights • Hosts Buzz and Marie King invited guests to the Embassy Dining Room at the Diplomat Motor Hotel on the beach at 26th Street. • The Lifeguard of the Week was Bill Carey, courtesy of Herbert Berger Ltd. Swimwear. • The charter yacht “Challenge” was offering… Read more »

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Summer of 1962 Volume VIII Edition 4 Issue Highlights Beginning on Friday July, 6, Ocean Downs Raceway hosted nine races every night. Ocean City Day Camp offered vacationing parents a vacation from their children. Located on 9th street and North Baltimore Avenue, the Madison Hotel opened its doors for the first time this summer. Visitors… Read more »

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Summer of 1968 Volume XIV Edition 5 • Kathleen Harman of the Ocean Mecca motel was praised with the “Prettiest Lobby Award” in the Salt Spray column. Ocean Mecca’s lobby boasted Tiffany lamps, Indian flair, and air conditioning. • Sandyhill Motel owners Owen and Frances Mumford celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary during that summer. •… Read more »

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Summer of 1979 Volume XXV Edition 2 This issue’s cover girl was Miss Maryland-USA runner-up Colette Valette from Pasadena, Maryland. Valette, a student at Towson State College, enjoyed travel and disco. Disco was a growing phenomenon in which, “a fantasy world turned into reality by advanced lighting techniques and modern sound equipment.” In response, three… Read more »

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Summer of 1972 Volume XVIII Edition 9 Issue Highlights •A new seawall was under construction at the Inlet. The 300-day job was estimated to cost $374,535, or $1,250 a day. The new structure, replacing a rotted wood bulkhead, will span 875 feet and feature an “immovable foundation of huge boulders rising four feet above the… Read more »

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Summer of 1960 Volume VI Edition No. 5 Issue Highlights • The cover of this issue featured an 8-year-old boy with polio shooting off a gun at Frontier Town. In his honor, the theme park declared that all disabled children would not have to pay admission. • The Lighthouse Players Summer Theatre put on productions… Read more »