Historic Jersey

What went on between the ears of the legendary Princeton genius? More than 60 years after his death, we’re still pondering that mystery....
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When Cape May Had a Navy

April 24, 2018

A new book documents the Revolutionary exploits of Cape May privateers against British ships....
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Fifty years after his assassination, the civil rights leader still inspires three lifelong activists who were privileged to work alongside him. ...
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New Jersey women have shaped the direction of the state and the nation. The New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail features 94 sites that help tell the story of their achievements....
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225 years ago, North America’s first manned flight touched down in southern New Jersey. ...
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A new book about the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers profiles important members of each team....
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A Warren County estate where history and a bit of presidential mischief were made stands as a monument to the Gilded Age....
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Some 570,000 men, Captain Harry S. Truman among them, passed through Camp Merritt before shipping off to fight in the war....
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In the summer of 1967, the streets of Newark exploded in violence. Here is a first-hand account of the tragic events that changed the city forever....
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Fifty years ago, the world’s most powerful leaders and diplomats descended on a South Jersey college town to talk peace....
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When WWII broke, three brothers took divergent paths, each tracing a different aspect of the bloody conflict. A new book chronicles their story....
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After unearthing two cast-iron coffins beneath the future site of the Prudential center, a tenacious archaeologist unravels the mystery of Newark’s mummies....
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A new book by former NJM senior editor Michael Callahan speculates on the mystery behind of the 1937 Miss America pageant. ...
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At Princeton during wartime, the great man joined students in reading from the Haggadah....
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Grover Cleveland was born in a modest, wood-framed house in Caldwell 180 years ago this month. Today, that house is a state historic site....
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For Nancy Rosin, accumulating her massive Valentine collection is a labor of love. ...
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More than 66 years later, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Camden residence has been saved from demolition....
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25 years ago, the Ohio filmmaker fell in love with Silk City. His latest film "Paterson" pays tribute to the city's history and looks toward its future. ...
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Why doesn’t Jersey do more to recognize the man who gave Santa Claus his beard?...
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It was November 1976; Brendan Byrne was governor, AC had its first casino, the suburbs were booming and New Jersey was about to get its own magazine....
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