Did You Know These Insights About New Jersey?
Let’s face it, the Garden State, by and large, gets a bad rap. Many people associate New Jersey with refineries, swamp lands, and a cable television show about overly tanned twenty-somethings. But at Lependorf & Silverstein, we know that there is so much more to this historic and diverse state.
Whether you are a life-long resident or have never visited our beautiful state before, there may be many insights into NJ you’ve never learned. Without further ado, here are some interesting things you should know about New Jersey.
- New Jersey is home to both Princeton University and Rutgers University, where notable alumni and faculty have gone on to become U.S. presidents or Pulitzer Prize winners.
- As one of the most densely populated states in the country, there is no shortage of shopping malls, diners, resort locations, and highways to get you where you want to go.
- The first ever baseball game was played in Hoboken.
- Famous New Jersey resident Thomas Edison gave us the light bulb, motion picture projector, and phonograph.
- New Jersey has the most diners in the world, making it The Diner Capital.
- Pull up to any gas station in the state and you’ll be greeted by an attendant. It is actually against the law to pump your own gas in NJ.
- The first ever submarine ride happened in NJ’s own Passaic River.
- Atlantic City boasts the longest and oldest boardwalk in the nation, not to mention the best saltwater taffy.
- Camden is home to the first ever drive-in movie theater.
- The street names used in the board game Monopoly are taken from Atlantic City.
- The Garden State’s third largest industry is agriculture and easily holds its own against the top 10 fruit, vegetable, and horticultural producers in the country. The state is also one of the biggest blueberry and cranberry producers in the world.
- New Jersey has its own official state dinosaur – the Hadrosaurus foulkii, which was excavated in the state in 1858.
- New Jersey natives include Frank Sinatra, Shaquille O’Neal, Paul Simon, Lauryn Hill, Jack Nicholson, Jon Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen.
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