As we celebrate another summer Friday with a live broadcast from the Asbury Park Boardwalk, let's take a look at Asbury Park by the numbers.

Some numbers are key to the history of Asbury Park and while we're here, I always feel a little nostalgic, so let's go back in time to the early days of the great city of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

90,000. This is one of my favorite history numbers associated with Asbury Park. It's the amount of dollars James Bradley paid for the land that would become Asbury Park in 1871.

1880. This is when George Tilyou brought his Steeplechase Amusements to Ocean Ave, and along with it, the smiling face of Tillie!

600,000. This is how many people vacationed in Asbury Park annually during the city's tourism peak from the Victorian Era, through the 1960's.

When you think of the amazing progress of Asbury Park over the last decade, you can't help but imagine that the city's future is an incredible one, and it's present is pretty awesome, too!

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