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If you've ever lived in Jersey ...you'll appreciate this!!!
New Jersey is a peninsula.
Highlands, New Jersey has the highest elevation along the
entire eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida .
New Jersey is the only state where all of its counties are
classified as metropolitan areas.
New Jersey has more race horses than Kentucky.
New Jersey has more Cubans in Union City (1 sq mi.) than
New Jersey has the densest system of highways and railroads
in the US.
New Jersey has the highest cost of living.
New Jersey has the highest cost of auto insurance.
New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world and is sometimes
referred to as the "Diner Capital of the World."
New Jersey is home to the original Mystery Pork Parts Club (no,
not Spam): Taylor Ham or Pork Roll.
Home to the less mysterious but the best Italian hot dogs and
Italian sausage w/peppers and onions.
North Jersey has the most shopping malls in one area in the
world, with seven major shopping malls in a 25 square mile
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 50+ resort cities & towns; some of the nation's
most famous: Asbury Park, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside
Heights, Long Branch, Cape May.
New Jersey has the most stringent testing along our coastline
for water quality control than any other seaboard state in the
New Jersey is a leading technology & industrial state and is
the largest chemical producing state in the nation when you
Jersey tomatoes are known the world over as being the best you
can buy. (and here you thought Massachusetts ?)
Here's to New Jersey - the toast of the country! In 1642, the
first brewery in America , opened in Hoboken.
New Jersey rocks! The famous Les Paul invented the first solid
body electric guitar in Mahwah, in 1940.
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport
in the US, located in Elizabeth . Nearly 80 percent of what our
nation imports comes through Elizabeth Seaport first.
New Jersey is home to one of the nation's busiest airports
(Newark), Liberty International.
George Washington slept here. Several important Revolutionary
War battles were fought on New Jersey soil, led by General
The light bulb, phonograph (record player), and motion picture
projector, were invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park,
NJ, laboratory. We also boast the first town ever lit by
The first seaplane was built in Keyport, NJ
The first airmail (to Chicago ) was started from Keyport, NJ
The first phonograph records were made in Camden, NJ
New Jersey was home to the Miss America Pageant held in
The game Monopoly, played all over the world, named the streets
on its playing board after the actual streets in Atlantic City .
And, Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world, not
to mention salt water taffy.
New Jersey has the largest petroleum containment area outside
of the Middle East countries.
The first Indian reservation was in New Jersey, in the Watchung
New Jersey has the tallest water-tower in the world.
(Union , NJ !!!)
New Jersey had the first medical center, in Jersey City
The Pulaski SkyWay, from Jersey City to Newark , was the first
NJ built the first tunnel under a river, the Hudson (Holland
The first baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ , which is
also the birthplace of Frank Sinatra.
The first intercollegiate football game was played in
New Brunswick in 1869 ( Rutgers College played Princeton ).
The first drive-in movie theater was opened in Camden, NJ,
(but they're all gone now!).
New Jersey is home to both of "NEW YORK's" pro football teams!
The first radio station and broadcast was in Paterson, NJ
The first FM radio broadcast was made from Alpine, NJ, by
Maj. Thomas Armstrong.
All New Jersey natives: Sal Martorano, Jack Nicholson,
Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifah,
Susan Sarandon, Connie Francis, Shaq, Judy Blume, Bob Stemler,
Aaron Burr, Joan Robertson, Ken Kross, Dionne Warwick, Sarah
Vaughn, Budd Abbott, Lou Costello, Alan Ginsberg, Norman
Mailer, Marilynn McCoo, Flip Wilson, Alexander Hamilton,
Zack Braff, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Linda McElroy,
Eileen Donnelly, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Walt
Whitman, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Joyce Kilmer, Bruce Willis,
Caesar Romero, Lauryn Hill, Ice-T, Nick Adams, Nathan Lane,
Sandra Dee, Danny DeVi to, Richard Conti, Joe Pesci,
Joe Piscopo, Joe DePasquale, Robert Blake, John Forsythe,
Meryl Streep, Loretta Swit , Norman Lloyd, Paul Simon,
Jerry Herman , Gordon MacCrae, Kevin Spacey, John Travolta,
Phyllis Newman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Eva Marie Saint,
Elisabeth Shue, Zebulon Pike, James Fennimore Cooper,
Admiral Wm.Halsey,Jr., Norman Schwarzkopf,
Dave Thomas (Wendy's), William Carlos Williams, Ray Liotta,
Robert Wuhl, Bob Reyers, Paul Robeson, Ernie Kovacs,
Joseph Macchia, Kelly Ripa, and, of course,
Francis Albert Sinatra and "Uncle Floyd" Vivino.
The Great Falls in Paterson, on the Passaic River, is the
2nd highest waterfall on the East Coast of the US .
You know you're from Jersey when...
* You don't think of fruit when people mention "The Oranges ."
* You know that it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
* You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
* You've eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 A.M.
* You know that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
* At least three people in your family still love Bruce
Springsteen, and you know the town Jon Bon Jovi is from
* You know what a "jug handle" is.
* You know that WaWa is a convenience store.
* You know that the state isn't all farmland.
* You know that there are no "beaches" in New Jersey --there's
the shore--and you don't go "to the shore," you go "down
the shore." And when you are there, you're not "at the
shore"; you are "down the shore."
* You know how to properly negotiate a circle.
* You knew that the last sentence had to do with driving.
* You know that this is the only "New" state that doesn't
require "New" to identify it (try Mexico... York...
Hampshire-- doesn't work, does it?).
* You don't think "What exit?" is very funny.
* You know that people from the 609 and 856 area codes
are "a little different." Yes they are!
* You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to
Princeton --that's for out-of-staters.
* You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
* You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
* Every year you have at least one kid in your class named Tony.
* You know the location of every clip shown in "The
Sopranos" opening credits.
* You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of
* You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside
Heights, and people from Central Jersey go to Belmar,
and people from South Jersey go to Wildwood. It can be
no other way.
* You weren't raised in New Jersey --you were raised in either
North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey
* You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of
* You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's,
Channel, Bamberger's and Orbach's.
* You've had a boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar fries.
* You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
* And finally,You NEVER, NEVER NEVER, EVER pump your own gas!!
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