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The Famous Boardwalk

The once and still famous Asbury Park boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean.  The first scene below is from a postcard with the title "Boardwalk at First Avenue showing Casino, Asbury Park, NJ".    The postcard is postmarked "Asbury Park, September 20, 1949" and was mailed to the Hough residence in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The second and third images below were photographed on the very same boardwalk, forty years later in 1989.  The famous Casino is long since closed, the windows broken out.  There are few bathers, the beach is closed/open?  There are few strolling the once magnificent boardwalk.

Asbury Park Boardwalk, 1949

1989:

Asbury Park, The Casino 1989

Late 1990's, still no signs of recovery for this historic and once marvelous beach resort along the Atlantic Ocean...

The Boardwalk, 1989

The Boardwalk, Sunday June 6, 2004, NJ Gay Pride:

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Updated: Tuesday February 08, 2011 ęChristopher Clay