Historic Jersey

May Brill is still on her mission to raise the profile of women in the military....
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From small wooden shacks to awesome stone marvels, these depot delights will stop you in your tracks....
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In 1959, Payton I. Flournoy Sr. was named the first Black police chief in Burlington County, and one of the first in the nation. At a recent Black Lives Matter rally—in a park named after him—his daughter shared part of his story....
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Stephanie Kip's online interviews feature a range of subjects associated with the now-demolished Morris Plains hospital, including Woody Guthrie’s daughter and a former girlfriend of Bob Dylan's....
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Here's how the Garden State lured many of America’s chief executives to visit our coastal resorts....
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The Garden State has been home to many leading suffragists, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucy Stone....
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One hundred years ago, the renowned feminist from Mount Laurel celebrated the passage of the 19th Amendment. But her fight didn’t end there....
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Watch the late Mount Laurel activist Alice Paul and others battle for the ballot....
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Do you know about the Garden State's ties to some of our country's most famous historical figures?...
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When a long-forgotten radio program from 1944 resurfaced, Lieutenant John Markowitz's relatives heard him speak for the first time....
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Our state is the sum of triumphs, tragedies, social upheaval, innovation, creativity and cultural milestones....
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In the past five years, Manasquan's bridge, built in 1883, endured two repairs. Some residents hope to save the structure. Monmouth County weighs the options....
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Meet Jersey residents Peter Fantacone and John Santillo, some of the last remaining Americans from the original D-Day invasion force in 1944....
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The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center, which opens May 23 in the rehabilitated house, aims to promote civil rights–related advocacy....
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The legacy of Renaissance man Paul Robeson has been virtually erased from American history. On the centenary of his graduation, the university is working to restore it....
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The school's new campus, which opened last September, features a three-story academic building and a 533-bed dorm with ocean views....
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Since operating its first trip on February 15, 1969, the PATCO Speedline has helped transform South Jersey....
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Let's show some affection for the Garden State's rich history—from the creation of the Jersey jughandle to the birth of the blueberry business and South Jersey’s Underground Railroad....
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New Jersey has a knack for breeding iconic singers and musicians. Here are eight pivotal moments in the careers of some of the Garden State’s most famous performers—plus one group of invaders from England and a slightly rotund fellow from Philadelphia....
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Reflecting the state’s panoply of world religions, treasured sites welcome and inspire strangers as well as congregants. We visited 12, from awesome to austere. Here they are, in alphabetical order....
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