Rediscover the hidden New Jersey by Russell Roberts

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 prepared university soccer game?
—that New Jersey used to be the site of 1 of the main devastating espionage assaults of global struggle I?
—that the heroics of a brand new Jersey girl kept millions of individuals from death of yellow fever?
—that one of many first American folks 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 country. Russell Roberts has scoured New Jersey, from excessive element to Cape may possibly, to carry readers a pleasant potpourri of proof, essays, lists, images, tales, and legends approximately New Jersey. Readers will learn the way New Jersey was once the heart of the movie universe, the starting place 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 well-known (or notorious) warfare of the Worlds radio broadcast that panicked the country. All this and extra is in Rediscover the Hidden New Jersey, the final word New Jersey book.

This revised version includes new sections on Lawnside, the Morris Canal, Albert Einstein in Princeton, The Bordentown handbook education college, Rockefeller/Ocean County Park, the bicycle railroad, Morro fortress, Alice Paul, and more.

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Education was a hit-­or-­miss proposition for the young boy. Still went to school only in bad weather, because on good days he had to work around the house. Even when he did go to school, the teacher was so poorly trained that the students were taught incorrect grammar and pronunciation. Sometimes Still would contemplate the enormity of the obstacles standing in the way of his becoming a doctor: There were no black doctors, no white doctor would teach him, and he couldn’t afford to go to college.

Some of the more than three hundred different minerals uncovered at Franklin are found nowhere else in the world, and geologists seem to be constantly discovering new ones to add to the list. The Highlands have played a major role in the history of New Jersey, as well as that of the United States. The ridges are a continuation of the famed Green Mountains of Vermont, and this is appropriate indeed. During the Revolutionary War, Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys gave the American cause for independence a lift by capturing Fort Ticonderoga.

Using a cigar box as a medicine chest, he traveled around the area, dispensing his homemade medicines. Physicians laughed at the uneducated black man driving around in his homemade wagon, derisively calling him “Black Jim,” but his patients never laughed at the results. “My calls were many, and I rode continually,” Still said. ” Interesting People39 Although his usual charge was just one dollar for medicine and advice, Still and his family soon grew prosperous. The man who once had to wrestle a cat for supper acquired property at the old Cross Roads section of present-­ day Medford, built a large home there, and was able to keep his growing family (eventually numbering seven children) properly fed and clothed.

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