Historic Jersey

These storybook structures were home to many of our state's wealthiest inventors and entrepreneurs....
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Archivist Charlie Horner reveals the hidden history of Asbury Park’s long-lost R&B and jazz scene....
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Jersey beer history includes a 1765 law denying free beer to British soldiers and Krueger introducing canned beer in 1935....
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A mysterious photo links a man to the older brother he never knew....
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Pig farmer Henry J. Krajewski wanted our votes—and he’d promise free beer to get them....
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Originally known as the Freehold Colored School, Court Street School fostered a community for a neighborhood of black families....
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New Jersey's pound fishing industry was one of the largest and most lucrative in North America....
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In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, the Morris-Essex Kennel Show was said to be the world’s largest and richest one-day sporting event....
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"Palisades has the rides, Palisades has the fun. Come—On—Over.” ...
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The trained diving horses of Atlantic City were an attraction that made the biggest splash on the boardwalk's Steer Pier....
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The state of New Jersey has the third-highest percentage of foreign-born residents, with Hispanics making up the state's largest immigrant group....
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Seabrook Farms, a huge farming and food–processing operation in Cumberland County, employed Japanese-Americans who had been interned in detention camp....
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Serving the famous—and infamous—for 52 years....
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For many North Jerseyans of a certain age, Gruning's was the greatest ice cream parlor there ever was. ...
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Classic photos of the Garden State we know and love....
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Women had the opportunity to receive higher education from a number of institutions. ...
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In 1957, one of the most sophisticated computers in the world could be found at the McGuire Air Force Base in Burlington County....
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For almost 90 years, ferries would remain the only way to traverse the Hudson....
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Camden’s TV Mastery

January 5, 2016

How the South Jersey city revolutionized entertainment by becoming the birthplace of commercially viable TV....
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Jazz was a fixture of clubs throughout Newark and Asbury Park, where greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday plied their trade....
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