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Nucky Johnson and Atlantic City

Introduction During the Roaring Twenties, Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer from 1911 through 1941. His ingenious but ruthless tactics working the area bootlegging and prostitution rings along with help from some of prominent gangsters of the day, provided him unprecedented riches and made Atlantic City the pinnacle of tourist destinations. His life and times have been documented in the HBO Series, Boardwalk Empire. The Birth of Atlantic City In South Jersey, perched on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, existed a swath of island land that builders recognized as a prime development opportunity. Atlantic City was incorporated in 1854 and railroad service from Philadelphia was built to provide a lifeline to one of the largest metropolitan areas on the