Before Casinos: 42 Color Pics That Capture Atlantic City in the 1960s

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

Before casinos, here is what Atlantic City looked like in the 1960s.

Atlantic City, January 1960

Atlantic City, January 1960

Atlantic City, January 1960

Under Boardwalk, Atlantic City, 1961

At a swimming pool of a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1962

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