The Resorter … Revisited: May 20, 2016

The Resorter … Revisited: May 20, 2016
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Summer of 1956

Volume II

Edition 5

Issue Highlights

Farrells 605 Club continued to be one of the top gathering spots of Resorters “in the know.” Even with no air conditioning, no entertainment and no floor show, still vacationers flocked to the S. Baltimore Ave. location.

In this edition of the Resorter an article about an Italian explorer by the name of Verazzano was featured. Verazzano was dispatched by a French King 400 years ago to explore coastal sections of North America and in doing so Verazzano was brought to discover Ocean City.

At the Capitol theatre there were three shows every night, and admission was only 75 cents.

It was said that a million dollars’ worth of pirate gold was to be found beneath the chilling sands of the Worcester County coastal peninsula.

The Stowaway Motel was said to be Ocean City’s most modern motel. With an Olympic size swimming pool, restaurant and cocktail lounge, special facilities for children, beautifully decorated rooms and a spacious sun deck guests felt like royalty.

At Richards Flower & Gift Shop you could find unusual and exclusive gifts, driftwood creations, large plants, art, jewelry and novelties for low prices.

Although Ocean City had a summer population that made it the third largest city in Maryland, it was classed as a small town of 1,200 population by Maryland State Departments.

The Question Mark restaurant hosted 10 mile midnight and scenic cruises for only $1.