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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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Atlantic City: The Beginning

Located in South Jersey along the Atlantic Ocean, the beachfront property was viewed as prime real-estate for a potential resort town. The city was incorporated in 1854, but it saw a huge building boom during the early 20th century.

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