- Fascinating then-and-now photographs highlight Atlantic City's evolution-from its early days as a get-away for Philadelphians, through its decline in the mid-20th century, to its 21st century incarnation as a gambling and entertainment mecca.
- Stroll along the city's famous Boardwalk First built in 1870 to keep sand off hotel carpets, the Boardwalk has witnessed tremendous changes.
- Check in to some of the Eastern Seaboard's most extravagant turn-of-the-century hotels like the Traymore, the Marlborough-Blenheim, and the Shelburne.
- See how Donald Trump turned swampland into gold, with photographs of the once impoverished Inlet area that now boasts high-end resorts.
- Take a spin on the world's first Ferris wheel, at Missouri and Mississippi Avenues, now the site of the Trump Taj Mahal casino.
- Glimpse icons of the past, like Boardwalk Hall, home of the Miss America Pageant and the Chesterfield sign at Steeplechase Pier, once the world's largest electric sign with 27,000 light bulbs.
About the Author :
Edward Arthur Mauger has contributed to Atlantic City Then & Now as an author.
Edward A. Mauger left a successful career as Associate Dean at Rutgers University to launch a company based in Philadelphia that celebrates the eighteenth century. His publications include "Benjamin Franklin: A Musical Life," and the popular history title "Philadelphia Then and Now."
His research has led to a series of unique tours in historic Philadelphia, including: Four Funerals and a Wedding, Sex in the 'Olde' City, The Quack and the Dead, Colonial High Life, and Franklin's Philadelphia. Mauger has been featured in TV appearances on ABC's Good Morning America, PBS's History Detectives,
|Title:||Atlantic City Then & Now||Publisher:||Thunder Bay Press|
|Author:||Edward Arthur Mauger|
|No. of Pages:||144|
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