Discover the Hidden New Jersey

ISBN-10: 0813522528
ISBN-13: 9780813522524
Edition: 1995
Authors: Russell Roberts
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
New Jersey Firsts
The Rocks, the Land, and Other Things
Interesting People
The Sporting Life
Away for the Day
Celebrated Sons and Distinguished Daughters
Great Storms
Ghosts, Tall Tales, and Legends
Historical Happenings
A Town Treasury
When New Jersey Was Hollywood
It's the Natural Thing to Do
Roads, Bridges, and Tunnels
The Call of the Pines
Birthplaces and Burial Sites
Bibliography
Index

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