"SURFIN7TH's new New Jersey Page" New Jersey by SURFIN7TH
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The South Jersey shore is a little nicer than Newark. Unfortunately, many of my friends that I meet travelling have only seen Newark on their way to New York or other destinations. Ocean City and the other surrounding towns are filled with fun activities and beautiful sights. Most of my adventures and activities at home involve water sports or the beach. I'll start this page with a picture and build the content as time permits.
Here is a few tidbits about NJ that you might not know:
NEW JERSEY (Really Educational)
*New Jersey is a peninsula.
*New Jersey has the highest population density in the US. An average 1,030 people per sq. mile, which is 13 times the national average.
*Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida.
*New Jersey has the highest percentage of urban population in the US with about 90% of the people living in an urban area.
*New Jersey is the only state where all its counties are classified as metropolitan areas.
*New Jersey has more racehorses than Kentucky.
*New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq. mi.) Than Havana, Cuba.
*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.
*New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads in the US.
*New Jersey has 108 toxic waste dumps. Which is the most in any one state in the nation.
*New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes referred to as the diner capital of the world.
*North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the world with seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile radius.
*New Jersey is home to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
*The Passaic River was the site of the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
*New Jersey has over 50 resort cities and towns, some of the nations most famous, Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside Heights, Cape May.
*New Jersey is a leading industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.
*New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US located in Elizabeth.
*The light bulb, phonograph, motion picture projector were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
*The first seaplane was built in Keyport.
*The first airmail to Chicago was started from Keyport.
*The first phonograph records were made in Camden.
*New Jersey is home to the Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City.
*Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game Monopoly.
*Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world.
*New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside of the Middle East countries.
*The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey.
*New Jersey has the tallest water tower in the world.
*New Jersey is home to the Boy Scouts of America with its headquarters located in New Brunswick.
*Two-thirds of the world's eggplants are grown in New Jersey.
*New Jersey had the first Medical Center, Jersey City.
*The Pulaski Sky Way (first sky way highway) from Jersey City to Newark.
*The first tunnel under the Hudson River. (Holland Tunnel)
*The invention and manufacturing of the Colt Revolver was in Paterson.
*New Jersey is the only state in the nation which offers child abuse prevention workshops to every public school.
*The first baseball game was played in Hoboken.
*The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Brunswick; in 1889. Rutgers College played Princeton. Rutgers won.
*The first Drive-in Movie Theater was opened in Camden.
*Home to both of NEW YORK'S Pro Football Teams.
*The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson.
*NJ is unofficially divided into two parts...This side and That side of the parkway bridge.
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