ERROR: Macro njDefaultArticleHeader is missing!

Checking out Atlantic City, Wyoming

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

Gilbane announces unit leader for N.J.

By Mario Marroquin
March 24, 2017 11:31 AM

The Gilbane Building Co. recently announced it had promoted Daniel Shea to vice president and unit leader for New Jersey. Shea served as vice president and operations manager prior to his promotion. CONTINUE READING

Savoy names chief compliance officer

By Emily Bader
March 24, 2017 10:15 AM

Savoy, a benefits consulting firm based in Florham Park, announced Thursday that Joan Fusco has been promoted to chief compliance officer. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

Rutgers Business School offers accelerated course for health care professionals

By Emily Bader
March 23, 2017 11:07 AM

Rutgers Business School Executive Education announced Wednesday it is offering a mini-MBA for health care providers and administrators in medical practices in New Brunswick starting in May. CONTINUE READING

Berkshire Bank names regional SVP for commercial lending

By Emily Bader
March 23, 2017 02:08 PM

CONTINUE READING

WCRE to handle leasing for elementary school that is closing in Marlton

By Eric Strauss
March 23, 2017 11:00 AM

Wolf Commercial Real Estate has been named the exclusive marketing and leasing agent for a Marlton school that is closing at the end of the academic year, it announced Thursday. CONTINUE READING

Bubbakoo's Burritos to open in Howell

By Mario Marroquin
March 23, 2017 12:10 PM

Levin Management Corp. recently announced it has added Bubbakoo’s Burritos to Aldrich Plaza in Howell. Bubbakoo’s will occupy 1,900 square feet at the location on Route 9. CONTINUE READING

Marcus & Millichap announce sale of retail property in Mine Hill

By Emily Bader
March 22, 2017 10:43 AM

Marcus & Millichap announced Tuesday the sale of Ferromonte Plaza, a 16,000-square-foot retail property in Mine Hill, for $3 million. CONTINUE READING

advertisement

There are no casinos in the "other" Atlantic City, the one in Wyoming.

No tolls or traffic on the way to this Atlantic City. (Photo by Sarah Waters)
No tolls or traffic on the way to this Atlantic City. (Photo by Sarah Waters)

It ain't no city, with a population of "about 57" people plus one adorable puppy named Gypsy. And it's nowhere near the Atlantic Ocean, rising 7,675 feet above sea level.

I discovered Atlantic City while planning my vacation to Wyoming. It immediately became a must on the lists of stops, along with the Tetons and Yellowstone. The dusty and quirky town is one of Wyoming's oldest cities. It was a mining town and then a milling town before falling on hard times. One tourist website labeled it now a ghost town.

These locals gave me the scoop on why there's an Atlantic City in Wyoming. (Photo by Sarah Waters)
These locals gave me the scoop on why there's an Atlantic City in Wyoming. (Photo by Sarah Waters)

I met some friendly folks in the mercantile store that doubles as a bar and restaurant. I told them I was from New Jersey. They assumed I lived near the eastern Atlantic City, but I explained that I lived "far away" in the northern part of the state. One man scoffed at that, saying all of New Jersey could fit in one of Wyoming's county. He had a point, but he's never seen Jersey traffic or speed traps on highways (in Wyoming, the speed limit seems to be just a suggestion and I've driven 600 or so miles already and not seen one cop).

Of course I had just one question for the citizens of Atlantic City, Wyoming: what the heck? However, I phrased it more politely as: why is your town called Atlantic City? They told me there are a few theories, including that one night some guy got really drunk and thought he was in New Jersey. The most plausible theory though is that the town got its name because it sits just east of the Continental Divide, where everything flows to the Atlantic Ocean. There are things on the western side with Pacific in their name, like a creek, etc.

Atlantic City was a detour definitely worth taking: no traffic, no tolls, no parking problems, friendly folks. If you are ever in Wyoming, make sure you "Do AC."

Share This Story On:

Checking out Atlantic City, Wyoming

By

Back to Top Comments Email Print

Latest News

advertisement

There are no casinos in the "other" Atlantic City, the one in Wyoming.

No tolls or traffic on the way to this Atlantic City. (Photo by Sarah Waters)
No tolls or traffic on the way to this Atlantic City. (Photo by Sarah Waters)

It ain't no city, with a population of "about 57" people plus one adorable puppy named Gypsy. And it's nowhere near the Atlantic Ocean, rising 7,675 feet above sea level.

I discovered Atlantic City while planning my vacation to Wyoming. It immediately became a must on the lists of stops, along with the Tetons and Yellowstone. The dusty and quirky town is one of Wyoming's oldest cities. It was a mining town and then a milling town before falling on hard times. One tourist website labeled it now a ghost town.

These locals gave me the scoop on why there's an Atlantic City in Wyoming. (Photo by Sarah Waters)
These locals gave me the scoop on why there's an Atlantic City in Wyoming. (Photo by Sarah Waters)

I met some friendly folks in the mercantile store that doubles as a bar and restaurant. I told them I was from New Jersey. They assumed I lived near the eastern Atlantic City, but I explained that I lived "far away" in the northern part of the state. One man scoffed at that, saying all of New Jersey could fit in one of Wyoming's county. He had a point, but he's never seen Jersey traffic or speed traps on highways (in Wyoming, the speed limit seems to be just a suggestion and I've driven 600 or so miles already and not seen one cop).

Of course I had just one question for the citizens of Atlantic City, Wyoming: what the heck? However, I phrased it more politely as: why is your town called Atlantic City? They told me there are a few theories, including that one night some guy got really drunk and thought he was in New Jersey. The most plausible theory though is that the town got its name because it sits just east of the Continental Divide, where everything flows to the Atlantic Ocean. There are things on the western side with Pacific in their name, like a creek, etc.

Atlantic City was a detour definitely worth taking: no traffic, no tolls, no parking problems, friendly folks. If you are ever in Wyoming, make sure you "Do AC."

Share This Story On:
advertisement

Comments


Be the first to comment.



Please note: All comments will be reviewed and may take up to 24 hours to appear on the site.

Post Comment
     View Comment Policy
advertisement
ERROR: Macro defaultSidebar is missing!
ERROR: Macro footer_top is missing!
Back to Top