Vintage Photograph Shows Brooklyn Borough President Riegelmann Driving Coney Island Boardwalk's First Stake, 1921

Brooklyn borough president Riegelmann driving the first stake for the Coney Island boardwalk, October 1st, 1921
Brooklyn borough president Riegelmann driving the first stake for the Coney Island boardwalk, October 1st, 1921

Captured on October 1st, 1921, this great vintage photograph shows Brooklyn Borough President Edward J. Riegelmann driving the very first stake into the ground for the Coney Island Boardwalk. The world-famous boardwalk is officially named after Riegelmann, but is more commonly referred to by location.

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