Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City, a historically resort town, has a long and varied history.  Atlantic City is famous for its 5-mile long boardwalk, casino gambling, sandy beaches, shopping centers, spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean, and as the inspiration for the board game Monopoly.  Though much has been written about the post 1977 casino years, and the heyday years of the 30's and 40's when the Atlantic City Boardwalk was the in place to be seen, there is a wealth of rich history which dates back over two hundred years before the first dice were thrown or the first jitney hit the pavement. For instance, the original inhabitants of Absecon Island, on which Atlantic City rests, were the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The Lenni-Lenapes would travel over the Old Indian Trail from the Mainland to the island to spend the summer months. The trail was over five mile long over the marshland and was located approximately where Florida Ave. is today.

Atlantic City has a population of 40,385 (2003 est) and covers 11.3 square mile area. Its climate is humid subtropical climate in the summer cooled by sea breeze and enjoys an average of 205 sunshine days annually.  More information on Atlantic City and its various attractions and activities can be found at: http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/

 

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