Monday, April 27, 2009

New Jersey, USA

A new map card in my collection!!! Yippieee!!!!
I have to say that Yvonne has been sending me a bunch of great cards...and some more are coming as well! Thanks Yvonne!!!!
Now, as usual, your lazy blogging-host, turned to the back of the card, wanting to give you the information from right there...when...there isnt ANY kind of info on the back!! And NOW what, your host wondered...these things eased my writing so much...and felt appropriate to be put here since they belonged to the card...and what should i do know....duh...well, i actually like the back of the card coz its rather picturesque (its actually the same image as the front, just in a much paler tone..and its places horizontally ..but the usual facts and figures info, would have spared me loads of trouble :)
So...while wondering what to put and searching for info, i came across something fun and interesting and i thought to myself that it would be right to share it with you...and get a bit away from the conventional kind of posts when these kind of cards come in the here we go:

10 Things You Didn't Know About New Jersey

* The first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken, NJ
* New Jersey’s State House is the second oldest still in use. (Maryland has the oldest.)
* New Jersey was known as the "Pathway of the Revolution." Over 100 battles were fought on New Jersey soil.
* New Jersey has more horses per square mile than any other state. The United States Equestrian Team is headquartered in Gladstone , NJ.
* The properties in the United States version of the board game Monopoly are named after the streets of Atlantic City.
* The first state to sign the Bill of Rights.
* New Jersey is one of only two states (along with Oregon) where self-service filling of gasoline is prohibited.
* The first professional basketball game was played in Trenton, NJ in 1896.
New Jersey has 127 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
* New Jersey is home to more than 9,800 farms covering 790,000 acres of farmland.

well, personally, i definitely had no idea about one of these live, you learn ;)


Katie H. said...

I spend a week every year on the New Jersey shore, and I can share a few more fun facts, if anyone is interested. :)

New Jersey is nicknamed the Garden State, and with good reason. You can buy some of the most beautiful tomatoes, fruits and veggies, and locally-made wines of anywhere in the US. Also, southern New Jersey has one of the best wildlife refuges in the country, especially for birds. The Jersey shore, from Atlantic City all the way to Cape May, is lined with a boardwalk, and in some places there are carnivals, rides, and games. (My boyfriend grew up in New Jersey and he used to work there.) Atlantic City is one of the gambling/casino capitals of the world. Vineland is a place called Wheaton Glass, which has some of the world's best glass-blowers and other pieces of beautiful glass artwork.

Ana said...

haha, thanks a lot! I loved reading all this additional info...esp. since i know, I, myself, would never be actually able to gather these information at one place.