Discover the Hidden New Jersey

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Rutgers University Press, 1995 - History - 358 pages
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Did you know--

--that a New Jerseyan was the first president of the United States?
--that New Jersey was the site of the first organized college football game?
--that New Jersey was the location of one of the most devastating espionage attacks of World War I?
--that the heroics of a New Jersey woman saved thousands of people from dying of yellow fever?

These and other fascinating stores can be found in Discover the Hidden New Jersey, a treasury of New Jersey stories that celebrate the unique heritage and importance of the Garden State. Russell Roberts has scoured New Jersey, from High Point to Cape May, to bring readers a delightful potpourri of facts, essays, lists, photos, stories, and legends about New Jersey. Readers will learn how New Jersey used to be the center of the motion picture universe, the origin of the Jersey Devil and other popular tall tales, where Norman Mailer and Abbot & Costello were born, where Aaron Burr and Leo, the M-G-M lion, lie buried, and much more. Learn about the geology of New Jersey, find out about the state's ever-changing weather, and hear about some of the best places to go for the day. All this and more is in Discover the Hidden New Jersey, the ultimate New Jersey book.

  

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Contents

CHAPTER
20
CHAPTER THREE
32
CHAPTER FOUR
58
CHAPTER FIVE
85
CHAPTER
117
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147
CHAPTER EIGHT
167
CHAPTER NINE
183
CHAPTER ELEVEN
243
CHAPTER TWELVE
259
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
279
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
308
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
329
Bibliography
345
Index
355
Copyright

CHAPTER
214

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