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Monmouth Beach Golf Club

Monmouth Beach was likely home to the first formal golf course on the Jersey Shore.* Just before the turn of the century, investors purchased...

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Monmouth Beach “Yankees”

Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and other New York Yankee baseball greats hanging out in Monmouth Beach? Yes, it happened. Most shore area...

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Long Branch: Grand Hotels of Past

Magnificent seashore lodgings from a city’s glory days I’m endlessly fascinated by the magnificent seashore hotels that sprawled along the Long Branch coastline. These...

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High Living in Monmouth Beach

“The Shores” and “The Admiralty” — Oceanfront High-Rises Now Rule the Coast Seeking to increase town ratables — then badly needed to fund a...

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Highlands-Sea Bright Bridge Images

Photos of a shore crossing … Since the first bridge was opened in December 1872, a total of four have connected northern Sea Bright...

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Pleasure Bay Images …

In an effort to expand beyond the declining oceanfront hotel scene as the new 20th century dawned, Long Branch developers their turned attention to...

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West End Cottages

It was a fabulous architectural representation of Long Branch at the apex of its Glided Age glory — the West End Cottages. Situated on...

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About My Research Efforts …

For My Readers … As I continue to develop my website — lately though the addition of many local photos — I’ve reached beyond...

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Long Branch and the Presidency

Although seven American chief executives have visited Long Branch, I only dug deep on two: Presidents Grant and Garfield. Ulysses S. Grant: 18th American...

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Long Branch’s Other Hospital

Dr. E.C. Hazard Memorial Hospital … This mostly forgotten city charity healthcare institution at Washington and Dewey Streets — known as the “hospital with...

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America’s Storm Warriors: MB Chapter

The US Life-Saving Service — Remembering Heroes In the mid-1800s along the US coastline — between Cape Cod and Cape Hatteras — there was...

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