Tag Archives: asbury park history

March 24

WANAMASSA HOMEOWNERS MAKE HISTORIC ROSS FENTON FARM DISCOVERY (2012)

Wanamassa residents found a 50+ year-old relic from Ross-Fenton Farm…

June 26

ASBURY PARK’S PREEMINENT HISTORIAN DISCUSSES ONE OF SURFING’S BIGGEST MYSTERIES

Was Asbury Park the home of the first-ever continental US surfing exhibition?  Many, including Dr. Bill Rosenblatt and I, are hopeful the answer is a resounding “yes.”  More are skeptical or downright adamant Santa Cruz, California can own that history-making claim. Rosenblatt, who presented his case at last year’s TEDx Navesink conference, shared his compelling reasoning with The […]

May 01

“350 YEARS OF (FUN) NJ HISTORY” book: AMERICA’S FIRST TRAFFIC CIRCLE

When did the first hotel open in Asbury Park? What former city landmark inspired Lionel toy train company? Events in which city inspired “Jaws”… and more from the book ‘350 Years of New Jersey History’…

August 16

“GOTHAM CITY-TYPE FLAVOR”: ASBURY PARK MEMORIES CIRCA 2000

It has been ten years since Bruce Springsteen launched his “Rising” album, driving around a raw Asbury Park in his Mustang GT with Matt Lauer and hosting a huge concert on the beachfront in late July. Some believe that week-long national spotlight in 2002 was the “stake in the ground” for Asbury Park’s rising…err rebirth. […]