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Historic Atlantic City

The birthplace of Miss America, salt water taffy and gleaming East Coast casinos, see Atlantic City, NJ, rise and fall, and rise again.

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There She Is … Miss America

Margaret Gorman from Washington, DC, smiles, wearing a large Statue of Liberty crown and a striped cape, as the first-ever Miss America. The grand prize? A 3-foot golden mermaid trophy.

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