In order to pursue his vision of creating a getaway for the middle class, Robert Moses transformed bleak swampland into a splendrous park system.

Jones Beach State Park, which opened in 1929, served as the forefront of his dream. Today, the park stretches across nearly seven miles and receives six to eight million visitors each year.

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Yet no matter how many times you’ve soaked up the sun or strolled along the boardwalk of this iconic park, there are probably still things you didn’t know about Jones Beach.

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