The site 50states.com has some interesting trivia about New Jersey, some are well known to Garden Staters, some are more obscure.

Here are ten fun facts I came across:

  • New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country (ok, we all knew that one)
  • New Jersey is considered the “Diner Capital of the Country” with an estimated 525 diners
  • Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world
  • New Jersey is home to the first baseball game (in Hoboken) and the first intercollegiate football game (Rutgers defeated Princeton)
  • The first drive-in movie theater was in Camden
  • New Jersey’s state motto is: “Liberty and Prosperity” (anybody seen those two recently?)
  • The entire borough of Roosevelt is a National Historic Landmark
  • The first Indian reservation was in Shamong Township
  • The first modern submarine ride was taken in the Passaic River
  • Cape May is considered the first seaside resort in America

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