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Some facts about New Jersey: (Roll on the text to view images)

 

New Jersey was the third state in the USA.

The State Capital is Trenton, which had originally been selected as the capital of the US in 1784.
 

New Jersey was named by James, Duke of York, who received it as a gift from his brother, King Charles II of England. He later
  gave it to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret (who had been the Governor of Jersey, a British island in the English
  Chanel).
 

The State Motto is “Liberty and Prosperity.”
 

The State Nickname is “The Garden State.” Just look around Frenchtown and Hunterdon County and you’ll understand why.
 

The State Seal magnifies the important elements that make up the state:

 
Symbolizing New Jersey’s farming tradition, there are plows on a shield, and the golden Ceres holding a horn of plenty.
This represents the agricultural importance of New Jersey and prosperity.
Liberty stands on the left, representing freedom
A horse, also referring to argriculture is pictured above a helmet, and indicates that New Jersey is a soverign state.
The date 1776 signifies New Jersey’s signing of the Declaration of Independence
   
The State Bird is the Eastern Goldfinch.
The State Animal is the Horse (Equus Caballus)
The State Insect is the Honeybee (Apis Mellifera)
The State Tree is the Red Oak
The State Flower is the Purple Violet
New Jersey’s chief regional crop is the tomato
Campbell’s Soup Company was founded by John Campbell at Camden, NJ in 1869.
There’s even a State Dinosaur: Hadrosaurus Foulkii
New Jersey is home to two American Presidents:
 
Grover Cleveland (22nd and 24th US President)
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (28th US President)
Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein were famous inventors who lived and worked in New Jersey.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon is a New Jersey native.
Clara Barton, who founded the American Red Cross, was a famous nurse who also worked in New Jersey as a teacher.
Lois Hunt (1925–2009), soprano opera singer who toured for decades with baritone Earl Wrightson
Anne Kursinski (born 1959), top show jumping competitor.
Harvey Spencer Lewis (1883-1939), Rosicrucian author, occultist and mystic.
J. Linus McAtee (1897-1963), thoroughbred horse racing jockey.
Billy Pauch (born 1957), race car driver.
Elizabeth Gilbert (born 1969), author of Eat, Pray, Love.

 
 
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