3rd State (December 18, 1787), the northwest U.S.
State Abbreviation: NJ
Nickname: Garden State
Origin of name: Named after island of Jersey in the English Channel.
Things to Know
United States Senators from New Jersey.
Modern paleontology began in earnest in 1858 with the discovery of
the first nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur in Haddonfield, New
Delaware River, Hudson River
Famous New Jerseyites
(1934-), US Army General, Recipient of the
Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Thomas A. Edison
(1847- 1931), American inventor
One of the greatest inventors of all time.
(1938 - ) Fiction writer with well-known books such as Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
(1930- ), Astronaut
(1779-1813), United States army officer and
, 22nd and 24th president of the United States, Caldwell
fact sheet on President Grover Cleveland
provides you with
photos and personal information.
Things to Do
New Jersey State Bird and
State Flower Printable Color Page.
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Sites to See
Garden State Pops Youth Orchestra
Learn about the orchestra, the instruments, and more.
Edison Invents the Phonograph
Meet amazing Americans at the Library of Congress website.
Play "Edison Invents" to learn about this inventor and his many inventions. Check out the how to make a light bulb experiment.
Things To Do-Other Sites
Jersey State Quarter
Read about the New Jersey State Quater and print
out the color page.
New Jersey flag color page
a Bill Becomes a Law
Meet "Bill" and learn how he becomes a law
PBS Nature series. Amimated daily life
of a honeybee
Stories to Read
Legend of the Jersey Devil
Read about the creature the Jersey Devil