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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:44 am

June 27th

1869 – Cape May’s Stockton Hotel opened its doors.  Civil War veteran and director of the West Jersey Railroad, William Sewell and Philadelphia lawyer John C. Bullitt filled in the marshland east of the resort that winter to build the massive hotel.  It could accommodate 475 guests, covered a city block, and was considered the country’s largest hotel.  Senator Stockton spoke at the opening and thanked them for naming the hotel after his father Commodore Robert Stockton.  It was razed in 1910.  

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