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10 Things You Didn't Know About New Jersey...

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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10 Things you didn’t know about NJ
 
 
  1. The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ  in 1846.
  2. New Jersey’s State House is the second oldest still in use. (Maryland has the oldest.)
  3. New Jersey was known as the "Pathway of the Revolution." Over 100 battles were fought on New Jersey soil.
  4. New Jersey has more horses per square mile than any other state. The United States Equestrian Team is headquartered in Gladstone , NJ.
  5. The properties in the United States version of the board game Monopoly are named after the streets of Atlantic City.
  6. The first state to sign the Bill of Rights.
  7. New Jersey is one of only two states (along with Oregon) where self-service filling of gasoline is prohibited.
  8. The first professional basketball game was played in Trenton, NJ in 1896.
  9. New Jersey has 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
  10. New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres of farmland.

 

New Jersey ranks
  • 2nd in blueberry production
  • 3rd in cranberry production
  • 3rd in bell peppers
  • 4th in peach production
  • 4th in head lettuce

 

Did you know about any of this?

Do you know any other random facts about NJ?

by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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LoriAnn87
by Emerald Member on Nov. 10, 2009 at 5:55 PM

That is very inrested and I know some about NJ history but not a whole lot since I'm orgainlly from Philly but its' always good to learn something new.



bhwrn1
by Brooke on Nov. 10, 2009 at 9:04 PM

I knew about the Equestrian team (my MIL lives out that way), the gasoline thing, and Monopoly.

Did you know two thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in NJ?

Did you know NJ is the most densely populated state in the US?

Lilypie

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my5lilrugrats
by New Member on Nov. 11, 2009 at 2:38 PM

Wow, thanks for sharing that! 

When I tell people from out of state that have never been to NJ that  I have horses and live on and around tons of farms, they are shocked.   A lot of people  have the misconception that NJ consists only of big busy cities and pollution. 

ThinkPink23
by on Nov. 11, 2009 at 4:57 PM

 i knew about the gasoline and the coastline! great info!! some of them i had no clue!

Happy123456
by on Oct. 7, 2010 at 11:01 AM

I new just the gasoline.

chiquis
by on Oct. 7, 2010 at 4:01 PM
Awesome! The gas thing is funny. I took a pic of Todd pumping his own gas in virginia lmao.
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bhwrn1
by Brooke on Oct. 7, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Always interesting to find these things out!

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