Tag Archives: 19th century

Trump’s Little Whorehouse on the Prairie

Grandpa Trump: Immigrant, Entrepreneur, Brothel-Keeper Continue reading

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The History of Beer in New Jersey

The heyday of beer brewing in New Jersey was the early 20th century. In 1900 there were 51 NJ breweries, 25 in Newark. Continue reading

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The 1890 Travel Blogger: Wonderland

America’s first national park existed on the edge of wilderness and civilization. Continue reading

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The 1890 Travel Blogger: Atlantic City

Home of America’s first boardwalk, first ferris wheel and first salt water taffy. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: Book Reviews

Books reviews of sources for history of vacations in America. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: While Disparaging Tourists

Our disdain for tourists turns out to be nothing new. In fact, it is as old as tourism itself. Continue reading

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Americans Discover Vacation: Overcoming Our Heritage

Since a good percentage of the American public with some disposable income in the 19th century was pretty Waspy, the whole idea of vacation took hold rather slowly here. Continue reading

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