It is amazing how our family history percolates to the surface via social media. The prime example of course is the drive in sensation “The Horror of Beach” that was filmed in my birth place Stamford, CT. I remember seeing this at the Shippan Drive In with my cousins. We went because our uncles were extras in the film.
Just recently I saw some mentions of the Rockland Hotel on Facebook. The Poltrack Family managed this for some time during prohibition and as kids we heard some great stories about designated dumping areas for booze if they were raided.
I don’t know if any of this is true, but I would like to learn more of the hotel. My older cousins remember a bit of the hotel, especially the mourning period when they learned that my uncle Fran had been killed in battle in Peleliu.
Apparently the hotel was quite elegant. I’ll add a few “new” photos.
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