By Russell Roberts
Did you know—
—that a brand new Jerseyan was once the 1st president of the United States?
—that New Jersey was once the location of the 1st equipped university soccer game?
—that New Jersey was once the positioning of 1 of the main devastating espionage assaults of worldwide struggle I?
—that the heroics of a brand new Jersey lady stored hundreds of thousands of individuals from demise of yellow fever?
—that one of many first American people heroes lived in New Jersey—and jumped off waterfalls?
These and different attention-grabbing tales are available within the newly updated Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, a treasury of latest Jersey tales that commemorate the original history and significance of the backyard kingdom. Russell Roberts has scoured New Jersey, from excessive aspect to Cape may possibly, to carry readers a pleasant potpourri of evidence, essays, lists, photographs, tales, and legends approximately New Jersey. Readers will find out how New Jersey was once the heart of the movie universe, the beginning of the Jersey satan and different renowned tall stories, the place Norman Mailer and Abbot & Costello have been born, the place Aaron Burr and Leo, the M-G-M lion, lie buried, and masses extra. know about the geology of recent Jersey, learn about the state’s ever-changing climate, and the way New Jersey used to be selected for the recognized (or notorious) battle of the Worlds radio broadcast that panicked the country. All this and extra is in Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, the last word New Jersey book.
This revised version comprises new sections on Lawnside, the Morris Canal, Albert Einstein in Princeton, The Bordentown handbook education university, Rockefeller/Ocean County Park, the bicycle railroad, Morro citadel, Alice Paul, and more.