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'Atlantic City; Panorama of Beach and Boardwalk From Pier'

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早在1870年,沿着海滩修筑的第一期木板大道工程完工前,拥有宜人气候及美丽海滩的大西洋城早就是纽约客心目中的理想渡假胜地。避免人们将海滩上的沙子带入饭店或火车厢内,火车随车服务员亚历山大鲍德曼(Alexander Boardman)提出修筑木板路的主意。大西洋城将它的税收用来建造宽约8英尺的暂用木板路,其可于冬天时拆卸。后来,大西洋城不只扩建了这个步道,而且也将它改为永久性设施。木板大道上唯一许可的运载工具是1884年引进的旋转椅。来访宾客可坐在椅上并自木板大道上旋转而下。

Have you ever played Monopoly? Did you know that the game's most expensive property, Boardwalk, comes from an actual place in New Jersey, called Atlantic City?

The pleasant climate and beaches of Atlantic City had already made it a popular resort destination for New Yorkers by the time the first section of its famous boardwalk was constructed along the beach in 1870. Alexander Boardman, a railroad conductor, thought of the idea of constructing a boardwalk to keep sand out of the railroad cars and hotels. The city used its tax revenues to build an 8-foot-wide temporary wooden walkway, which could be taken down during the winter. The walkway was later extended and made permanent. The rolling chair, introduced in 1884, was the only vehicle allowed on the boardwalk. Guests could be rolled down the boardwalk while sitting down.

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