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The Resource Kemah, Pepper Coffey and the Kemah Historical Society

Kemah, Pepper Coffey and the Kemah Historical Society

Label
Kemah
Title
Kemah
Statement of responsibility
Pepper Coffey and the Kemah Historical Society
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kemah is the Karankawa Indian word for "wind in the face." In the early 1900s, it was a breezy coastal village where many residents made a living in the fishing or boating industries. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Kemah relied on illegal gambling and bootlegging to survive. After the devastation of Hurricane Carla in 1961, local restaurants rebuilt and became favorites of Houstonians, who enjoyed the seafood and relaxing atmosphere. Because subsidence caused much of Kemah to flood during high tide, a marina was built in 1988 to ease the problem in low-lying areas. Today, the Kemah area has the third largest fleet of recreational boats in America. When older homes were converted into quaint shops, the Kemah Lighthouse Shopping District was formed. In 1997, property on the Clear Creek channel and Kemah bay front was acquired in order to develop the Kemah Boardwalk, one of the top 10 boardwalks in America.--amazon.cm
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/139
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.K45
LC item number
C64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Images of America
Label
Kemah, Pepper Coffey and the Kemah Historical Society
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning, 1920s: wind in the face -- 1930s-1950s: whirlwind of whiskey, women, and war -- 1960s-1980s: these times and tides, they are a changing -- 1990s-2000: breeze into Kemah, gateway to the bay -- Beyond 2000: sailing into the future
Control code
ocn752067887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738585031
Lccn
2011934075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752067887
Label
Kemah, Pepper Coffey and the Kemah Historical Society
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginning, 1920s: wind in the face -- 1930s-1950s: whirlwind of whiskey, women, and war -- 1960s-1980s: these times and tides, they are a changing -- 1990s-2000: breeze into Kemah, gateway to the bay -- Beyond 2000: sailing into the future
Control code
ocn752067887
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780738585031
Lccn
2011934075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752067887

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