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Those lazy hazy crazy days of summer…

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the talented Mr. Grant Snider, more of whose wonderful work can be found at Incidental Comics (and copies of whose nifty drawing can be had here).

As we allow ourselves a little more ambition in crafting our vacation plans, we might recall that it was on this date in 1870 that the first section of the Atlantic City Boardwalk opened along the New Jersey beach.  An extension of a development begun in the 1850s by Dr. Jonathan Pitney and civil engineer Richard Osborne, the Boardwalk became the marque feature of Atlantic City– which, with its beautiful beaches, fresh sea air, luxurious hotels, fine restaurants, alluring shops, and a connecting railroad line from Camden, New Jersey, became a summer resort and winter health spa that drew visitors from all over the world.

Rolling Chairs on the Boardwalk (source: Library of Congress)

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