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Three Things You Might Not Know About Point Pleasant Beach History

Sunrise in Point Pleasant Beach
Sunrise in Point Pleasant Beach yesterday (Lou Russo, Townsquare media)

As we broadcast from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk in Point Pleasant Beach, we take a trip down memory lane for some historical Point Beach facts.

We want to make history fun, so we’re going to give you three things about Point Pleasant Beach history to see if you can identify what they are or what they meant to Point Pleasant Beach.

So here we go. Think way back into history to pinpoint the significance of these names, phrases or dates.

Half Moon – was the name of Henry Hudson’s ship when he and his crew set their eyes on Point Pleasant Beach on their way toward the Hudson River.

John Arnold – the Captain who built a road to the ocean now known as, of course, Arnold Ave.

The Leighton – the town’s largest hotel in the late 1800’s. It was torn down for scrap wood during World War II.

If you want to get more awesome facts about the history of Point Pleasant Beach, just visit pointpleasantbeach.org.

Lou & Liz are live today (7/12) from Jenkinson’s Boardwalk until 10:00am.

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