Author: Kevin Coyne

Shore Lore: Spellbound

February 4, 2008

There were three of them in that room at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City on a June Sunday in 1922—three sitting around a table with the shades drawn against the afternoon sun, three closing their eyes in deepest concentration. Or were there four?

Seen in: History, Towns & Schools

In August 1861, just after the Union Army was routed at Bull Run in the first big Civil War battle, the new First Lady deemed it “absolutely necessary to her health that she should enjoy a release from her arduous responsibilities in the more invigorating air of the sea shore,” the New York Times reported.

Seen in: Beaches, Jersey Shore