New Jersey - Fast Facts & Trivia

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  • New Jersey is the nation's only state to offer child maltreatment prevention workshops at every public school.

  • The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.

  • The first Intercollegiate football game was played in 1869 in New Brunswick. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won.

  • The first Drive-In Movie Theater opened in Camden.

  • New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in a state in the nation.

  • New Jersey has a spoon museum with over 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country.

  • Origin of the name: From the Channel Island Jersey.

  • Tourism is the second largest industry in New Jersey.

  • In 1977, New Jersey voters approved legislation permitting legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City.

  • New Jersey has 21 counties.

  • Although the Borough of Ship Bottom was founded in 1925, the name goes back to a shipwreck that took place in March 1817, when Captain Stephen Willets of Tuckerton rescued a young woman from the hull of a ship overturned in the shallows. The rescue became known as the "Ship Bottom".

  • State motto is freedom and prosperity.

  • The honeybee, Apis Mellifera, is the New Jersey State Bug.

  • The State Seashell is the whelk, busycon Carica Gmelin, it is found on all the beaches and bays of New Jersey.

  • Modern paleontology, the science of studying dinosaur fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first almost complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus is the official New Jersey State Dinosaur.

  • Atlantic City's original summer guests were the Absegami Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe.

  • It is believed that Fair Haven was inhabited by native Indians in the 1660s before European settlers arrived

  • Parsippany has been referred to as Tree City USA for 24 years.

  • New Jersey's State Seal was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere and presented in May 1777.

  • Software and software companies are responsible for nearly 2,700 companies in New Jersey.

  • The statue "Soldier In Rest" was dedicated to the veterans of the Civil War of New Jersey on June 28, 1875. It was bought by the state of New Jersey for $ 10,000.

  • General Philip Kearny had named a city in New Jersey and 2 military decorations after him.

  • The community of Roosevelt is the only community in New Jersey that is a registered national historic site in its entirety

  • "I'm from New Jersey" is the only state song that can be adapted to any community with a two- or three-syllable name.

  • New Jersey has the highest population density in the US. On average, 1,030 people per square miles, which is 13 times the national average.

  • New Jersey has the highest percentage of urban populations in the US, with approximately 90% of the population living in a metropolitan area.

  • In November 1914, the New York Tribune, which collaborated with Bertram Chapman Mayo (founder of Beachwood), released an "extra" announcing, "Subscribe to the New York Tribune and secure yourself a lot at Beautiful Beachwood. Go now in this summer paradise! "This was the highest premium a newspaper has offered - nothing that was ever achieved in the United States.

  • New Jersey is the only state in which all of its counties are classified as major cities.

  • North Jersey is the capital of car thefts. Newark steals more cars than any other city. Even the 2 largest cities, NYC and LA together.

  • New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railways in the US.

  • Picturesque Cape May is the oldest coastal town in the United States and one of the most unique.

  • To meet the increasing demand for its wire rope, John Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848. John Roebling and his two sons Washington and Ferdinand built a suspension bridge over the gorge of the Niagara River. They then built the Brooklyn Bridge and many other suspension bridges in the United States.

  • New Jersey has the most dinners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.

  • North Jersey has the most shopping malls in a region of the world with seven major shopping malls within a 25 square-mile radius.

  • The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine cruise of the inventor John P. Holland.

  • New Jersey has over 50 resort towns and cities, some of the most famous nations, Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Cape May.

  • New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical location in the country.

  • New Jersey is an important seaport state with the largest seaport in the US in Elizabeth.

  • Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, The EFX, Naughty by Nature, The Underworld, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Flower, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all the natives of New Jersey.

  • The light bulb, turntable and movie projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his laboratory in Menlo Park.

  • New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.

  • From Atlantic City are the street names for the game monopoly

  • Fort Dix is ​​named after Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. During his remarkable public career he was United States Senator, Minister of Finance, Minister in France and Governor of New York.

  • Atlantic City has the longest promenade in the world.

  • New Jersey has the largest oil containment area outside the countries of the Middle East.

  • The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.

  • New Jersey has the highest water tower in the world.

  • The first folio phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was crude, but he proved that he could record and reproduce sound. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and became world famous as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" for this invention.

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