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  1. New Jersey

  2. New Jersey: State Facts • State Name: State of New Jersey • Statehood: Admitted to the Union, 18 December 1887 • State Motto: Liberty and Prosperity (1928) • State Bird: Eastern Goldfinch • State Tree: Red Oak • State Insect: Honeybee • State Animal: Horse • State Dinosaur: Hadrosaurus

  3. Hadrosaurus Picture

  4. New Jersey Fun Facts • Has the highest point along the Eastern seaboard • Great Falls, Paterson • Has more race horses than Kentucky • More Cubans live in Jersey City than in Havana, Cuba • Home of the first electric guitar • Les Paul, Mawah, 1940 • Home of the most toxic waste dumps (108) • Tallest water tower in the World (Union, NJ)

  5. New Jersey: Famous People • Kevin Spacey • Tom Cruise • Martha Stewart • Jack Nicholson • Susan Sarandon • Meryl Streep • Aaron Burr • Bruce Willis • Joe Pesci • Danny DeVito • Jon Bon Jovi • Frank Sinatra • Paul Simon • Bruce Springsteen • John Travolta

  6. New Jersey Devil • Mythical Creature • New Jersey Pinelands/Pine Barons • Haunted New Jersey for past 280 years • Over 2,000 have claimed to see New Jersey Devil

  7. New Jersey Devil • Born in: Leeds Point, Burlington, Estelville • Time Period: Around Revolution Era • Different versions of how the New Jersey devil came into existence http://www.weirdnj.com/stories/_unexplained05.asp

  8. New Jersey Devil • “It was about three feet and half high, with a head like a collie dog and a face like a horse. It had a long neck, wings about two feet long, and its back legs were like those of a crane, and it had horse's hooves. It walked on its back legs and held up two short front legs with paws on them. It didn't use the front legs at all while we were watching. My wife and I were scared, I tell you, but I managed to open the window and say, 'Shoo', and it turned around barked at me, and flew away.” - South Jersey Sighting, 1909

  9. You Know Your From Jersey When… • You don’t think of fruit when people mention “The Oranges” • During the summer you go “Down the Shore” not “To the Shore” • You live within 20 minutes of at least three different shopping malls • You know that it is the only “New…” state that does not require a “New” to identify itself—Hampshire and York can’t stand on their own. • You’ve never pumped your own gas