Historic Jersey

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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Italians have him, but other ethnic groups may want to stake a claim. Or maybe not. ...
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How a little boy from Essex met The Great Bambino. All it took was a kick in the head. ...
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The Historic Village at Allaire in Wall hosts seasonally-themed events activities, all while reveling in a delightful portrait of 19th-century America....
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