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Custom - The Battle for Short Beach - Keep Short Beach Public Blueprint - Reclaimed Wood Frame - 19-1/4in

$ 115.00
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  • This unique wall art is reproduction of a blueprint created for a 1925 election issue regarding the lease of a portion of Short Beach in Stratford, Connecticut.
  • Shadowbox framed in reclaimed wood with your choice of frame finish (shown in antique white in photo)
  • Frame measures 19-1/4-in x 13-1/8-in

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to the Stratford Historical Society. This item is not eligible for any discounts.

Background taken from LorshipHistory.com under the heading, The Battle For Short Beach:
    "September 12, 1925: SHORT BEACH IS STRATFORD'S BIG ELECTION ISSUE: Administration Supports Lease-Opposition Says "Keep for Stratford": The first battle of the Fall election campaign is on is Stratford, with the Short Beach lease as the issue. Indications are that the Short Beach proposition will be the only real issue raised in the campaign. Opponents of the present administration are marshaling their forces to make the election fight on this issue. Administration leaders, forced to support their stand in the Short Beach matter by news that the opposition was forming a club whose motto would be "Keep Short Beach for Stratford," have issued a pamphlet entitled "Facts About Short Beach," which maintains that everything that has been done by the council in the Short Beach matter has been done to develop Short Beach as a real municipal pleasure resort. Town Manager R. H. Hunter said today that the town will be receiving much more than it is giving away. If the Short Beach proposition as recommended by him and approved by the councilmen, is ratified by the people of the town in the coming referendum on the question."

 



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