New Jersey was named after the island of Jersey in
the English Channel. New Jersey is referred to as the "Garden
State" because of its fertile farmland. General George
Washington won a key Revolutionary War battle at Trenton when he
crossed the Delaware River from Pennsylvania and surprised the
Hessian soldiers stationed there. Atlantic City, a resort town
and home to the Miss America pageant, attracts visitors from
around the world. Get great deals on hotels in New Jersey from
- The pleasant
climate and beaches of
Atlantic City had already made it a popular resort
destination for New Yorkers by the time the first section of
its famous boardwalk was constructed along the beach in 1870.
The rolling chair, introduced in 1884, was the only vehicle
allowed on the boardwalk.
to view a film shot by Thomas Edison in 1901 of bathing in
Newark Airport click here. Information on
Atlantic City Airport is available -
click here for ACY.