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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City Historical Museum

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America's First Resort City

The Boardwalk, the casinos, bars with dancing girls, salt-water taffee shops and hot dog stands, weird exhibitions (including prematurely born infants in incubators) and even the famous Miss America Pageant, Atlantic City has seen it all. This museum describes the wild and wonderful history of this special town. The exhibitions lead visitors from the early days in the 1850s, when the purpose-built resort catered to genteel New Yorkers looking for a week or two of sea breezes as a break from the heat of the city, to the dark period of Prohibition when organized crime used the town as a center for smuggling illegal booze. It also describes the grim years in the 1950s and 1960s, until the revival when new casinos and hotels were built to attract, once again, people from throughout the Northeast - and the world - to gamble and play. Las Vegas? Fugettaboutit!

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