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The (Pop-Up) Atlantic City Trump Museum

As a public historian interested in heritage tourism, I am always looking out for ways to use local history to draw visitors to our area. Not long after I started Jersey Shore Tours, I decided the opportunity presented by Donald … Continue reading

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The Newest Historic Site in Ocean City

Ocean City, New Jersey was still known as Peck’s Beach (after a Seventeenth Century whaler) when Parker Miller became the island’s first permanent resident in 1859, farming land near the corner of Asbury Avenue and Seventh Street to supplement his … Continue reading

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The Most Historic Town In Atlantic County

Long before Atlantic City was initially founded in 1854, even prior to the carving out of Atlantic County from Gloucester County in February of 1837, what would become the city of Somers Point was first populated in the 1690s. In … Continue reading

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The Most Historic Hotel in Atlantic City

Atlantic City was initially founded in 1854 to create a seashore resort as close to the factories of Philadelphia as possible. Before incorporation much of the land was owned by Revolution vet Jeremiah Leeds, who settled his family near what … Continue reading

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The Maritime Museum In Linwood

For Those Interested In The Local History Of Shipbuilding There Is No Better Place To Visit Than The Linwood Historical Society’s Maritime Museum. From Baymen’s Tools To Models Of Ocean City Area Wrecks Such As The Sindia, The Museum Is … Continue reading

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The People Who Live Near The Ocean

The Inhabitants Of The Area Around Atlantic City, Somers Point, And Cape May County Have Been Associated With The Water Since Before The First English Speaking Colonists Settled Here. In Fact The Branch Of The Larger Lenni Lenape Native American … Continue reading

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Welcome To The NEW Jersey Shore Public History Blog

After A Three Year Lay-Off, We Are Proud To Announce The Re-Launch Of Jersey Shore Public History As The Official Blog Of Jersey Shore Tours. This Blog Will Provide Periodic Updates About The Local History, Architectural Heritage, And Marine Ecology … Continue reading

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Learning Through Play: Liberty or Death, The American Revolution as Historical Teaching Tool

I recently found an online version of my favorite historical video game of all time, “Liberty or Death, The American Revolution.” The game was first created for Sega Genesis by Japanese video game maker Koei in 1994 as a part … Continue reading

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Not Forgotten (A Very Partial List)

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zCu7Bc9ngZ5k.kOwVj-Hf6UuU This layered map of Korean War Memorial Infrastructure and Monuments shows that Korea is, in fact, far from a “forgotten war”. This very partial list includes six examples of what I term Memorial Infrastructure (including bridges, roads, and highways) … Continue reading

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The goal of this Google Ngram is to better understand how the Korean War compares with other 20th century American wars in its persistence in the public mind over the course of the late 20th century. Prior to settling on … Continue reading

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