Mary came to a sudden halt as she reached the boardwalk on the beach side of the building. Expecting sand and fresh air, she was horrified to see that the fire still surrounded her. A firestorm had erupted on the boardwalk, consuming the Casino, the band pavilion, and the boardwalk itself. She pressed herself against the wooden exterior of the Plunge. The beach was on fire. Without any further hesitation, she ran for the relative freedom that was the east.
|Neptune Casino late in the course of the fire, June 22nd, 1906.|
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|Elizabeth Credwell outside the beach bandstand, c. 1905. *|
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