Ocean View Amusement Park and Beach
Norfolk, VA

"There's fun and good swimming here where the sheltered waters of the Chesapeake Bay lap Ocean View's beach."

- 1960s Virginia Tourism publication

WAY BACK THEN:
1907 1908
"Ocean View Hotel,
a stormy afternoon,
Ocean View, VA"
1909
"Scene from Ocean View, VA"
1909
"View from Casino,
Ocean View,
near Norfolk, VA"
1910
"Ocean View, VA"
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/21/03
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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1913
"Ocean View Summer Resort, Scene from the Shore, near Norfolk, VA"
1914
"Ocean View Hotel, Ocean View Summer Resort, near Norfolk, VA"
1914
"Enjoying the Sea Breeze on the Shores of  Ocean View, Summer Resort, near Norfolk, VA"
1915
"New Station,
Ocean View Park, Norfolk, VA"
"Casino and Pagoda Walk, Ocean View, VA"
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/06/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/03/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/22/04
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"Station and Entrance,
Ocean View near
Norfolk, VA"
"Ocean View Summer Resort, near Norfolk, VA" 1920s - Roller Coaster "Skyrocket Ocean View Park, Norfolk, VA" "Leap the Dips at Ocean View Summer Resort, near Norfolk, VA"
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/07/04
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Courtesy of Bob Buchan ('61) of VA via Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/20/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/06/04
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"Ocean View Park,
Norfolk, VA"
Fourth of July, 1928 "Ocean View, VA" 1930 - Ocean View
Train Station
"Casino and Entrance to Board Walk at Night, Ocean View, Norfolk, VA"
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/20/03
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 03/15/04
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LATER:
1935
"General View Ocean View Park, Norfolk, VA"
1935
"Skyrocket Ocean View Park, Norfolk, VA"
1936
"Tom Thumb Golf Course at Ocean View,
Norfolk, VA"
1936
back of card at left
"Ocean View Park,
Norfolk, VA"
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/06/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/06/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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"Kiddie Land, Ocean View, Norfolk, VA" "Myers Hotel - 245 West Ocean View Avenue,
Ocean View, Norfolk, VA"
"Bathing Beach and Amusement Section,
Ocean View, Norfolk, VA"
"Nansemond Hotel,
Ocean View,
Norfolk, VA"
 
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 02/07/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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THEN:
http://members.aol.com/
OVdoug/ocean.html
07/21/03 1960 1960s 1960s Virginia Tourism Booklet  
  Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/03
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/11/03
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Carol Buckley Harty
('65) of NC -
08/04/04
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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1969 1969
back of card at left
1969    
Carol Buckley Harty
('65) of NC -
07/21/04
Carol Buckley Harty
('65) of NC -
07/21/04
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/03/03
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Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/03/03
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By the Beautiful Sea
Words by Harold Atteridge, Music by Harry Carroll
1914

Performed by the one and only "Perfessor" Bill Edwards

Verse 1: Joe and Jane were always together,
Said Joe to Jane "I love Summer weather,
So let's go to that beautiful sea,
Follow along, say you're with me!"
Anything that Joe would suggest to her,
Jane would always think it was best for her.
So he'd get his Ford, holler "all aboard.
Gee! I want to be..."

Chorus: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea,
You and I you and I, oh! How happy we'll be,
When each wave comes a rolling in,
We will duck or swim, and we'll float and fool around the water.
Over and under, and then up for air,
Pa is rich, Ma is rich, so now what do we care?
I love to be beside your side, beside the sea,
Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea.

Verse 2: Joe was quite a sport on a Sunday,
Though he would eat at Childs on a Monday   (or McDonalds on Monday)
, And Jane would lose her millionaire air,
And go to work Marcelling hair,
Every Sunday he'd leave his wife at home,
Say "It's business, honey, I've got to roam,"
Then he'd miss his train, get his Ford and Jane,
And say "Come with me.

"By the Beautiful Sea" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.rienzihills.com/SING/bythebeautifulsea.htm,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/21/04
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Map courtesy of http://maps.yahoo.com/maps - 07/21/04

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