When we broadcast from the Asbury Park Boardwalk, we don't just celebrate how great the city is now, we also celebrate it's amazing history.

For those history buffs who wonder how it all started in Asbury Park, we offer 3 key years in the hstory of this amazing city.

1871 Asbury Park was founded by James A. Bradley and named after Francis Asbury, who was the first bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.

1880 Tilly arrives along with George C. Tilyou and his Steeplechase amusements right on Ocean Ave.

1888 The famous Palace Merry Go Round was installed at Lake and Kingsley.

1929 The current Convention Hall and Casino building appeared.

2007 The amazing new chapter in Asbury Park's history began.

You can get an amazing look at Asbury Park's history at the Asbury Park Historical Society's website.

And don't forget to check out our live broadcasts from the New Jersey Natural Gas Asbury Park Boardwalk Studio all weekend long!

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