I scanned this colorful Seaside Heights page from a 1963 NJ vacation guide that I recently acquired. Note the reference to the town’s Golden Anniversary that year. Next year Seaside Heights celebrates the Big 100!
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This half hour video contains awesome film footage of Seaside Heights circa 1985. Nearly 2 hours of raw film footage was found by Peter Smith at the Seaside Heights Boro Hall and then cut into this video by Joe Verderosa of Greenrose Media. The video includes a 1985 Seaside Heights TV commercial, great shots of the beach and boardwalk, Rainbow Rapids, Maruca’s Pizza, Razzles nightclub, Pac Man, Casino Pier, Sun-N-Fun signs, Barnegat Bay activities like crabbing, fishing, jet skiing, and power-sailing, and shots of some boardwalk concessions, the merry-go-round, Sonny’s & Rickey’s, Midway, and the rides.
The larger No. 16 “Aristocrat” model Big Eli Wheel (left) was purchased by Tunney & Groffie in 1957. The wheel carried 672 25-watt lamps, with the outside circle white, 8-point star red, center circle yellow, and the center circle white, and could be seen for miles in the evening. Seats were standard red and green. The No. 12 Big Eli Wheel (right) was an older model owned by Rundle & Tunney.
From the Terry Groffie Collection