Good Ole NJ  

rm_kneel_be4me 48M
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6/5/2006 7:50 am

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6/6/2006 4:45 am

Good Ole NJ


If you've ever lived in Jersey...you'll appreciate this!!! If you live
somewhere else, you might find it interesting.
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New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern
seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
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New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are classified as
metropolitan areas.
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New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
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New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq mi.) than Havana, Cuba.
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New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
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New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
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New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
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New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
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New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to
as the "Diner Capital of the World."
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New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no, not
Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
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Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and Italian
sausage w/peppers and onions.
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North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world, with
seven major ! shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
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New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
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The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor
John
P. Holland.
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New Jersey has 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's most
famous:
Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Long Branch, Cape
May.
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New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline for water
quality control than any other seaboard state in the entire country.
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New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is the largest
chemical producing state in the nation when you include pharmaceuticals.
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Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you can buy.
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New Jersey is the world leader in blueberry and cranberry production
(and here you thought Massachusetts?)
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Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the first
brewery in America, opened in Hoboken.
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New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul
invented the first solid body electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
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New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US,
located in Elizabeth.
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Nearly 80 percent of what our nation imports comes through Elizabeth
Seaport first.
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New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports (in Newark),
Liberty
International.
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George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary War
battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General George
Washington.
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The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture
projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park, NJ,
laboratory.
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We also boast the first town ever lit by incandescent bulbs.
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The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ.
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The first airmail (to Chicago) was started from Keyport, NJ.
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The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ.
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The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets on its
playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City.
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And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world, Not to
mention salt water taffy,
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New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the
Middle East countries.
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The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung
Mountains.
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New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world. (Union, NJ!!!)
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New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City.
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The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark, was the first skyway
highway.
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NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson (Holland Tunnel).
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The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ, which is also the
birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
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The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick in
1889 (Rutgers College played Princeton).
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The first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ, (but they're
all gone now!). UPDATE: One was just rebuilt in Vineland, NJ it has been
in operation for the past 2 years -
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New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK'S" pro football teams!
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The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ.
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The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by Maj. Thomas
Armstrong.

I was born in Jersey but moved to florida when i was 3 so I dont remember any of these things. My grandfather actualy worked for Edison when he was a teen and we now live a couple of miles from edisons summer home.


rm_inthecorner4 56F

6/5/2006 9:05 pm

And don't forget NJ has the Jersey Devil living out in the Pine Barrens!


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