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June 24, 2021

Vintage Photos Show What Atlantic City Boardwalk Looked Like in the 1970s

Atlantic City is a coastal resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches. It was incorporated on May 1, 1854, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township.

The city is located on Absecon Island and borders Absecon, Brigantine, Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Egg Harbor Township, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Atlantic City inspired the U.S. version of the board game Monopoly, especially the street names. Since 1921, Atlantic City has been the home of the Miss America pageant. In 1976, New Jersey voters legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. The first casino opened two years later.

These vintage color photos from Flickr members captured life of the Atlantic City Boardwalk in the 1970s.


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