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In 1896, Midland Beach opened to the public. At the time, a trolley would leave Richmond Road to take you to the beach.  People from Manhattan and New Jersey would often come to the beach in boats which ran directly from said places.  While the main attractions were sunbathing and swimming, Midland Beach had many other features which resulted in it being a very popular summer resort.  Hotels populated most of the area, where people could enjoy Midland Beach's casino, live concerts, vaudeville acts, free movies and connected with the South Beach boardwalk and piers. During the 1920's, many fires broke out, destroying what was once a wonderful summer resort.  In 1935, the two-and-a-half-mile Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk was built in place of the

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