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10 Things you didn’t know about NJ

  • The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ  in 1846.
  • New Jersey’s State House is the second oldest still in use. (Maryland has the oldest.)
  • New Jersey was known as the "Pathway of the Revolution." Over 100 battles were fought on New Jersey soil.
  • New Jersey has more horses per square mile than any other state. The United States Equestrian Team is headquartered in Gladstone , NJ.
  • The properties in the United States version of the board game Monopoly are named after the streets of Atlantic City.
  • The first state to sign the Bill of Rights.
  • New Jersey is one of only two states (along with Oregon) where self-service filling of gasoline is prohibited.
  • The first professional basketball game was played in Trenton, NJ in 1896.
  • New Jersey has 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 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

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