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    The state of New Jersey is called The Garden State. It ranks 46th in land area and 9th in population. The population is about 8.6 million people. The largest city is Newark and the capital is Trenton. The distance between Disneyland and New Jersey is not listed on my chart, but I am guessing it is about 2800 miles.

    Well for anyone living in the state of New Jersey, you now have bragging rights. It's time to tell us all you can about the state of New Jersey.

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    New Jersey is AWESOME

    I'll be back in a bit to post some more :yea: Gotta take the kids to school

    :yea: :yea: :yea: NEW JERSEY THE GARDEN STATE :yea: :yea: :yea:
    Last edited by DMof2; 12-01-2005, 06:47 AM.


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      Six Flags great Adventures is there
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        Schools or
        I was born and raised here in NJ... lived in several different locations throughout the state. From the city to the country I've loved each location I think you could find our state motto "New Jersey and You, Perfect Together" true

        I love living here in NJ because you can have it all... the beaches, the mountains, the city all within an hours drive. We experience all 4 seasons below zero temps to 100+ with lots of humidity. Fall foliage and the beautiful new beginnings in spring.

        The Soprano's does a LOT of filming in my town

        Northern NJ usually routes for NY teams and Southern NJ usually route for Philly teams

        We have the New Jersey Devil

        New Jersey tends to be a BLUE state when it comes to politics and we're known for our last Governor to nationally admit he is a homosexual.... I actually lived next door to this man for many years while he was our towns Mayor and would still vote for him today.

        Oh I could go on forever :lol:

        NJ state flower= Meadow violet
        NJ state bird= Eastern goldfinch
        NJ state tree= Red oak and dogwood
        Home of the Jersey Fresh Tomato
        New Jersey Facts and Trivia

        (really proud of #6 :lmao: My car has never been stolen- #10 & 11 are the best- #18 is no longer true #30 is great too :rolleyes )

        1. "I'm From New Jersey" is the only state song that is adaptable to any municipality with a two or three syllable name.
        2. New Jersey has the highest population density in the U.S. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average.
        3. New Jersey has the highest percent urban population in the U.S. with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
        4. In November of 1914, the New York Tribune, cooperating with Mr. Bertram Chapman Mayo (founder of Beachwood) issued an "Extra" announcing: "Subscribe to the New York Tribune and secure a lot at Beautiful Beachwood. Act at once, secure your lot in this Summer Paradise now!" This was the greatest premium offered by a newspaper - nothing equal to it was ever attempted in the United States.
        5. New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
        6. North Jersey is the car theft capital of the world, with more cars stolen in Newark then any other city. Even the 2 largest cities, NYC and LA put together.
        7. New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S.
        8. Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique.
        9. In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848. John Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand, built a suspension bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River. They then built the Brooklyn Bridge plus many other suspension bridges in the United States.
        10. New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
        11. North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 sq. mile radius.
        12. Passaic river was the site to the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
        13. New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most famous, Asbury park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside heights, Cape May.
        14. New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.
        15. New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the U.S. located in Elizabeth.
        16. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX, Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all New Jersey natives.
        17. The light bulb, phonograph (record player), motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
        18. New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
        19. Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game monopoly
        20. Fort Dix is named for Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. During his distinguished public career, he was a United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, Minister to France and Governor of New York.
        21. Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
        22. New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.
        23. The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
        24. New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world.
        25. The first tin-foil phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was crude, but it proved his point-- that sound could be recorded and played back. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and became world-renowned as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" for this invention.
        26. New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse prevention workshops to every public school.
        27. The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
        28. The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick, in 1869. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won.
        29. The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden.
        30. New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation.
        31. New Jersey has a spoon museum featuring over 5,400 spoons from every state and almost every country.
        32. Origin of name: From the Channel Isle of Jersey.
        33. Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Jersey.
        34. In 1977, New Jersey voters approved legislation allowing legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City.
        35. New Jersey has 21 counties.
        36. Although the Borough of Ship Bottom was incorporated in 1925, the name dates back to a shipwreck that occurred in March 1817, when Captain Stephen Willets of Tuckerton rescued a young woman from the hull of a ship overturned in the shoals. The rescue became known as "Ship Bottom."
        37. State motto is liberty and prosperity.
        38. The honeybee, apis mellifera, is the New Jersey state bug.
        39. The state seashell is the knobbed whelk, busycon carica gmelin, it is found on all beaches and bays of New Jersey.
        40. Modern paleontology, the science of studying dinosaur fossils, began in 1858 with the discovery of the first nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New Jersey. The Hadrosaurus is the official New Jersey state dinosaur.
        41. Atlantic City's original summer visitors were the Absegami Indians of the Lenni Lenape tribe.
        42. Fair Haven is believed to have been seasonally inhabited by native Indians prior to the coming of European settlers in the 1660's
        43. Parsippany has been named Tree City USA for 24 consecutive years.
        44. New Jersey's state seal was designed by Pierre Eugene du Simitiere and presented in May 1777.
        45. Software and software related companies account for nearly 2,700 companies in New Jersey.
        46. The Statue, "Soldier At Rest" was dedicated to New Jersey Civil War veterans on June 28, 1875. It was purchased by the New Jersey State Legislature for $10,000.
        47. General Philip Kearny had a New Jersey town and 2 military decorations named after him.
        48. The Borough of Roosevelt is the only municipality in New Jersey that is, in its entirety, a registered National Historic Site


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          Born in Freehold, New Jersey USA
          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


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            Camden, NJ scares me.
            Just remember without a well written Disney Villain, there would be no point in the Heroes and the Princesses. Have you hugged a Disney Villain today? :love:


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              Originally posted by MandaBella
              Camden, NJ scares me.
              :lmao: Me Too! :lmao:

              Great place to put our State's Aquarium

              Well, Camden is a good LONG ways from where I am


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                Oh and another thing....

                NOT everyone says New Joisey :lol:

                <------- post 1974- the year I was born :yea: :yea:


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                  Turnpike drivers are the SCARIEST drivers, ever! You think L.A. drivers are bad? HA HA HAHAHA!!!

                  My favrotie job EVER was in a teeny tiny NJ town called Madison. I was a nanny for two wonderful little kids. The town was SO cute and adorable. We used to walk to the library. And drive, drive drive to all the other cute little towns nearby. That year was the last year I had a real fall.
                  Good morning, son
                  In twenty years from now
                  Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
                  And I can tell you 'bout today
                  And how I picked you up and everything changed
                  It was pain
                  Sunny days and rain
                  I knew you'd feel the same things...



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                    New Jersey gets a bad rap, but I think it is a very lovely state and I wouldn't mind living there (we nearly did - Summit). Madison is adorable. And wasn't Morristown the winter headquarters for George Washington during the Revolutionary War? There's a museum there?

                    No sales tax on clothes and shoes!!:thumbup:


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                      :thumbup: And Morristown was rated the #1 place to live in the US this year :thumbup:

                      :lmao: No sales tax on clothing and shoes- how did I forget to mention that !!!


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                        the New Jersey Devils are my second favorite hockey team, they were my favorite from the time the North Stars left Minnesota and the Wild started.

                        I also have very fond memories of Atlantic City when I was little, same trip we went on the Cape May-Lewes ferry, kinda cool, but yes Camden scared me too.


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