Facts about New Jersey
1) New Jersey was home to
the first Indian reservation.
2) New Jersey has the highest
population density in the US. An average of 1,030 people per square mile
- 13 times the National average.
3) New Jersey is home to
the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
4) The Passaic River was
the site for the first submarine ride by inventor John P. Holland.
5) New Jersey is the home
of the Miss America pageant.
6) Atlantic City has the
longest boardwalk in the world.
7) New Jersey has over 50
8) New Jersey has the most
dense system of highways and railroads in the United States.
9) New Jersey is a leading
industrial state and is the largest chemical producing state in the nation.
10) New Jersey is a major
seaport state with the largest seaport in the United States located in
11) The light bulb, phonograph,
and the motion picture projector were invented in Menlo Park, by Thomas
Famous New Jersey Natives
Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen,
Bruce Willis, Bon Jovi, Jason Alexander, Shaq, Arron Burr, Whitney Huston,
Walt Whitman, Alexander Hamilton, Frank Sinatra, Woodrow Wilson and Grover
Nickname: The Garden State
Statehood: December 18,
Song: Iím From New Jersey
Motto: Liberty & Prosperity
Flower: Purple Violet
Tree: Red Oak & Dogwood
Fish: Brook Trout
Preserves (My Mother-in-law's)
5 lbs tomatoes (11 cups
2 lemons, sliced very thin
4 lbs sugar
Scald, peel and quarter
tomatoes. Add sugar and let stand overnight. Drain off juice and boil it
rapidly until it spins a thread when dropped from a spoon. Add tomatoes
and lemons and boil until they are very thick and clear. Pour into sterilized
jars and seal with wax.
Jersey Rainbow Trout
8 freshly caught rainbow
1 recipe for white butter
Wine vinegar, warmed
4 lemons, halved and cut
Juice of 2 lemons
Make a cut from the vent
all the way up to the head. Pull out the gills and the innards in one tug.
Rinse the insides gently, making sure water does not splash onto the coated
skin of the fish. Return the fish carefully, without rubbing it, into a
vat of cold water. Select one or two pots large enough to cook 8 trout
without touching each other. Add enough water to fill the pot three-quarters
full and bring to the boil. Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice per fish.
Remove the fish from the holding vat, sprinkle with warm vinegar, and plunge
individually into the boiling water, bell y down. Let the water return
to the boil. The fish are done in about 3 to 5 minutes for a 10 inch trout.
Remove the trout carefully with a slotted spoon without rubbing the sides.
Drain, Place on plates and serve with a white Butter Sauce and the decorative