Today in History: Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey c. 1900
Today in History–June 26–the Library of Congress features Atlantic City, New Jersey. On this day in 1879, the first stretch of the Atlantic City boardwalk opened, paving the way for this shoreline spot to become a premier resort destination. Learn more about the boardwalk by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access more primary sources related to this city on the sea.

The Atlantic City boardwalk from America’s Library

Atlantic City boardwalk historical newspaper coverage

Featured Image: Atlantic city two step march

Atlantic City images

Films and oral histories related to Atlantic City

Atlantic City maps

Atlantic City sheet music

Books about Atlantic City

Legislation related to Atlantic City

New Jersey primary sources