New Jersey: A Guide to Its Present and Past

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Atlantic City
Railroad Station: Union Station, Arkansas and Arctic Aves., for Jersey Central, Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, and West Jersey R.R.
Bus Stations: 9 N. Arkansas Ave. for Atlantic City Bus Co. Lines, Atlantic Coast Lines, Martz, Safeway Trailways, Lincoln Transit Co.; 1011 Atlantic Ave. for Quaker City, Capital Coach, National Trailways, Martz; Maine and Caspian Ave. for Atlantic and Shore Railroad Co., Shore Fast Line; Tennessee and Atlantic Aves. for Gray Line, Pennsylvania-Reading Motor Lines, Greyhound Lines, Public Service; 122 S. Maryland Ave. for White Way Tours, Sight-Seeing buses.
Taxis: 50¢ for any point in the city, two passengers; 10¢ for each additional passenger.
Streetcars: Fare 7¢.
Rolling Chairs: For rent along boardwalk; 75¢ an hour for two persons, $1 for three.
Traffic Regulations: Turns may be made in either direction at intersections of all streets except where traffic officers or signs direct otherwise. Watch street signs for parking limitations and one-way streets. Parking meters on Atlantic Ave. and all cross streets, and on Pacific Ave.
Accommodations: Approximately 1,200 hotels and boarding houses; many hotels open all year, others open June 15 to October 1. Rates higher in summer; complaints on overcharges should be sent to Chamber of Commerce.
Information Service: Atlantic City Information, Inc., 12 S. Arkansas Ave.; Atlantic City Press Bureau, 2327 Boardwalk; Chamber of Commerce, 2306 Pacific Ave.; Shore Motor Club of South Jersey, Hotel Ambassador, Pacific Ave.; Publicity Bureau, Boardwalk at Tennessee Ave.
Radio Station: WPG (1100 kc.).
Theaters and Motion Picture Houses: Three theaters; 15 motion picture houses.
Swimming: Beach front, free; Hygeia Pool, Rhode Island Ave. and Boardwalk; Ambassador Pool, Brighton Ave. and Boardwalk; President Pool, Albany Ave. and Boardwalk; $1.
Golf: Country Club of Atlantic City, Linwood and Ocean City Clubs, on US 9, reached by bus and streetcar from Virginia Ave., greens fee $2; Brigantine Golf Club on Brigantine Beach, green fees 75¢, Sat. and Sun. $1.
Crabbing and Fishing: Steeplechase Pier, Pennsylvania Ave. and Boardwalk; foot of Washington Ave. at Thoroughfare, Margate; 400 N. Massachusetts Ave.; N. Iowa Ave. and Thoroughfare; free. Boats from Trolley Terminal Wharves at Inlet, $2 per person, $5-$50 a day for chartered boats.
Baseball: Sovereign Ave. and Bader Field adjoining airport, four free diamonds.
Tennis: Albany Ave. Blvd. at airport, 12 courts, 25¢ per person; N. end of New Hampshire Ave., 10 courts, free, lockers 25¢; Drexel Ave. bet. Kentucky and New York Ave. for Negroes, 6 courts, free.
Riding: On beach October to May, $1.50 per hour; academies along shore road in Bargaintown, Northfield and Absecon, summer, $1 per hour.
Yachting and Speedboating: At Inlet, Longport Trolley Terminal, $1; Steeplechase Pier, 50¢.
Bicycling: On Boardwalk before 9 a.m.
Trapshooting: Westy Hogan's Shooting Lodge, Absecon Blvd., open all year.
Ice Skating: Convention Hall, November 15-April 15; adm. 25¢.
Skee-Ball Stadium: 2429 Boardwalk, 5¢ per game.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Sponsors' Forewords v
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Illustrations xv
  • Maps xxi
  • General Information xxiii
  • Calendar of Events xxix
  • Part I - New Jersey: the General View 1
  • A New Jersey Silhouette 3
  • Natural Setting 7
  • Archeology and Indians 28
  • History 35
  • Government 55
  • Industry and Commerce 69
  • Labor 79
  • Agriculture 89
  • The Press 110
  • Racial and National Groups 118
  • Folklore and Folkways 126
  • Education 134
  • Religion 142
  • The Arts 151
  • Part II - Cities and Towns 187
  • Atlantic City 189
  • Bayonne 201
  • Bordentown 207
  • Burlington 216
  • Camden 225
  • Elizabeth 238
  • Freehold 250
  • Hackensack 256
  • Hoboken 262
  • Jersey City 270
  • Morristown 283
  • Mount Holly 292
  • New Brunswick 298
  • Newark 312
  • The Oranges and Maplewood 339
  • Passaic 345
  • Paterson 349
  • Perth Amboy 361
  • Princeton 370
  • Salem 390
  • Trenton 398
  • Part III - Tours 415
  • Part IV - Appendices 687
  • Bibliography 697
  • Index 705
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