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A 1706 map of New Jersey
This map of east and west New Jersey shows the future Garden State in 1706, when it was a province

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New Jersey Approved the Constitution
December 18, 1787

New Jersey gained its nickname of the "Garden State" in the 18th century, because it had so much rich and fertile soil. But over the next two centuries, farmland has given way to urban industry. In addition to exporting goods all over the world, New Jersey is also a popular tourist destination. One hundred twenty-five miles of coastline with cool ocean breezes tempt city dwellers to vacation here. President Grant was among the vacationers in the 1800s who flocked to resorts at Longbranch and Cape May. Open in 1870, the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk continues to draw visitors from all around the world.
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