Category: Long Branch

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Images of Long Branch …

Dedicated to Tom Booth of Long Branch (1951-2019). Rich in historic imagery, as a place offering shore sun and fun Long Branch has few...

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Broadway: Where Long Branch Did Business

“Broadway Means Business” First mapped in 1835, first paved in 1891 — Broadway was where Long Branch conducted commerce. Historically, the road was also...

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Ditchdiggers, Daughters, and Doctors

All my life I’ve admired the medical profession. My physician-father from Monmouth Beach sort of insisted. Turns out it’s pretty easy — this I...

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Long Branch Schools Through the Years

City schools through the years … The ultimate historical account of Long Branch — the 1940 bio-book Entertaining a Nation — gives “praise to...

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Legend of Long Branch …

Beginnings of a great city  — How far back does Long Branch go? Try May 1668. According to local folklore, five associates of the...

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Long Branch: Grand Hotels of Past

Magnificent seashore dwellings from a city’s glory days I’m fascinated by the magnificent seashore hotels that sprawled along the Long Branch shoreline. Here are...

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Long Branch Railroad Images …

The city’s train system … At its peak, according to a 1907 Asbury Park Press report, the city of Long Branch had 5 train...

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Pleasure Bay Days in Long Branch

“Pleasure Bay has always been just what its name implies.” — Long Branch Daily Record, July 1939. In an effort to expand beyond the...

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Long Branch City Hall Images

Long Branch has had two municipal buildings in its long and storied history — both located on Broadway. The first city hall opened in...

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