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20 Facts About New Jersey

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Here are some interesting facts about New Jersey.

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The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey. Report Abuse
America wouldn't be America without baseball.
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New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant. Report Abuse
The pageant is held in held in Atlantic City each year and has helped to launch many a career.
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New Jersey is the 3rd state. Report Abuse
They became part of the United States on December 18, 1787.
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New Jersey is home to the first drive-in movie theater. Report Abuse
Although some young adults may not remember them, drive-in movie theaters were once very popular in America.
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The game Monopoly is based in Atlantic City. Report Abuse
In fact, the street names come from New Jersey.
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Atlantic City is home to the first amusement pier built over an ocean. Report Abuse
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The first intercollegiate football game happened in New Jersey. Report Abuse
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The first ferry service in the US happened in New Jersey. Report Abuse
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The duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton happened in Weehawken, New Jersey. Report Abuse
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New Jersey is where Princeton University is located. Report Abuse
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Bergen was the first permanent town. Bergen is now called Jersey City. Report Abuse
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The state nickname is the Garden State. Report Abuse
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New Jersey was named after the Channel Isle of Jersey. Report Abuse
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New Jersey has more toxic waste dumps than any other city in the nation. Report Abuse
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The tallest water tower in the world is located in New Jersey. Report Abuse
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The first Indian reservation was located in New Jersey. Report Abuse
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The longest boardwalk in the world is located in Atlantic City. Report Abuse
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The light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion picture projector were invented invented in New Jersey by Thomas Edison. Report Abuse
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New Jersey is also the diner capital of the world. Report Abuse
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The oldest seashore resort in the United States is located in New Jersey, Picturesque Cape. Report Abuse
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North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world. Report Abuse
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