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Trenton, New Jersey in 1909
This photo of Trenton, New Jersey, in 1909 shows how developed the Garden State had already become

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New Jersey Approved the Constitution
December 18, 1787

New Jersey is home to Princeton University and Rutgers University. Singer Frank Sinatra was from "Jersey," as were suffragist Alice Paul, football coach Alonzo Stagg, and musicians Bruce Springsteen and Lauryn Hill. It is also home to Lucy the Elephant, an American landmark built in Atlantic City in 1881. President Woodrow Wilson stepped inside the giant elephant-shaped building, Lucy, as did car manufacturer Henry Ford. New Jersey often is seen in the shadow of its metropolis neighbor New York. But residents know the amazing resources the state has to offer, as well as its diverse and lively personality.
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