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Nucky’s Home Base: The 1920’s Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City

              Today the address 2715 Boardwalk & Iowa Avenue in Atlantic City, NJ is home to the Ritz Condominium Association, officially losing its Ritz-Carlton luster in 1982. However, the redbrick rectangular structure still holds … Continue reading

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Prohibition’s Legend: Enoch “Nucky” Johnson

To many people in the 1920’s, Enoch “Nucky” Johnson was the man who ran Atlantic City with a velvet fist, the Jazz Age Titan and the undisputed “boss” of the political machine. Today, Boardwalk Empire fans identify Johnson with television … Continue reading

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Waves of Culture: The Ebb and Flow of the Hungarian Immigrant Population in Franklin, New Jersey

Nomads The history of the Hungarian people suggests that they have always had nomadic tendencies. In fact, historical records suggest that the first Hungarians (or Magyar) had migrated across Asia to eventually settle in the Danube valley in 896 AD. … Continue reading

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Little House on the Prairie, err… Zinc Mine – The “Pioneer” Life of Hungarians in Franklin, New Jersey

A Place to Gather While researching the history of the Hungarian Reformed Church of Franklin, New Jersey, I couldn’t help but think back to the 70s television show, “Little House on the Prairie,” and see the parallel roles the church … Continue reading

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